INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — The Federal Transit Administration has awarded a astir $81 cardinal Small Starts Capital Investment Grant to IndyGo for its planned Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit service. The 15.2-mile line, which volition outgo an estimated $162 million, is designed to link Indianapolis to Lawrence erstwhile complete.
IndyGo Chief Executive Officer Inez Evans says the Purple Line volition amended 1 of the astir productive routes with the highest ridership successful the IndyGo system. In summation to the enactment itself, the task volition besides see infrastructure improvements on the 38th Street corridor.
“We’re truthful grateful to the FTA for different immense ballot of confidence,” said Inez Evans, IndyGo president and CEO. “This grant means we tin yet enactment years of readying into enactment for the 2nd BRT line.”
The task follows IndyGo’s Red Line Bus Rapid Transit service, which launched successful 2019.
While the FTA assistance volition screen fractional the outgo of the project, IndyGo says the remaining concern volition travel from a operation of section backing done a transit income tax, the metropolis of Indianapolis Department of Public Works, arsenic good arsenic different FTA and Federal Highway Administration sources.
IndyGo says contractors volition soon beryllium invited to bid connected operation packages. The enactment is readying a bid of nationalist meetings successful January to sermon operation schedules.
Construction is slated to statesman arsenic aboriginal arsenic February with the work acceptable to statesman successful 2024. You tin larn much astir the Purple Line by clicking here.
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