Indianapolis Department of Public Works and Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership awards IndyGo Foundation $500,000

June 7, 2023
The IndyGo Foundation will be investing the $500,000 award into the construction of 51 bus stops going into the coming year.

The IndyGo Foundation has been awarded $500,000 in grant funding from the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) Indy Neighborhood Infrastructure Partnership (INIP) to provide essential infrastructure improvements to bus stops on Indianapolis’ Near Eastside.

The funds from DPW, combined with other funds secured by the foundation, will be implemented into the construction of 51 stops in the next year. The project of at least 76 stops is in design, with plans to be completed in 2024. This work will improve stops that serve some of Indianapolis’ most vulnerable populations, making them safer and fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Many Near Eastside residents have trouble accessing transportation due to lack of quality connectivity infrastructure. Bus stop upgrades include adding sidewalk connections, boarding areas and curb ramps that will connect the stops to local streets or driveways.

The stops that will be improved were selected in areas that showed high concentrations of minority populations and households below the poverty line.

“Bringing bus stops into ADA compliance is an ongoing effort for the IndyGo Foundation and IndyGo,” said IndyGo Foundation Executive Director Emily Meaux. “These improvements will bring life-changing access to public mobility options and create a better quality of life for these vibrant and diverse communities.”

The INIP projects chosen for 2023 total nearly $4 million in investment in Indianapolis neighborhoods, with more than $1.8 million coming from Indy DPW funds. Since the inception of the program in 2018, the INIP program has awarded more than $12 million in matching grants to help fund more than 60 projects across Marion County.