Wednesday, June 16, 2010

IndyGo Encourages Indianapolis Residents to Dump the Pump this Thursday, June 17

IndyGo is encouraging Indianapolis residents to celebrate the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 5th Annual National Dump the Pump Day this Thursday, June 17. The annual event promotes the use of public transportation instead of driving to save money on fuel.

According to the latest APTA Transit Savings Report, a two car household that downsizes to one car can save, on average, more than $9000 annually.

“As fuel prices fluctuate, this is a good time for Indianapolis residents to save money and ride IndyGo as a viable commuting option” said Michael Terry, IndyGo President and CEO. “Dump the Pump Day is a wonderful opportunity for first-time riders to sample IndyGo’s services.”

The benefits of public transportation in our community are vast. From saving money on fuel and reducing carbon emissions to providing access to jobs and reducing traffic congestion, riding IndyGo supports the overall quality of life in Indianapolis.

IndyGo provides more than 8 million passenger trips annually and this year’s ridership is already surpassing 2009’s ridership numbers with more than 3 million rides to date. All IndyGo buses have bicycle racks and are ADA accessible and trip planning services are available by calling 317.635.3344 or online at Launched in January of 2010, IndyGo now has an Online Trip Planner which simply asks for the passenger’s origin and destination and a plan is automatically generated.

Single rides on IndyGo are only $1.75 and day passes are $4.00. Riders may pay with exact fare on the bus or purchase passes in advance. Trip planning and advance purchase also available in person at the new IndyGo Customer Service Center located at 34 N. Delaware Street (west of the City County Building).

For more details about the benefits of public transportation, visit the APTA website at

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