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Today’s public hearing. Brief overview of IndyGo services Overview of proposed budget and operations Public comment – up to 2 minutes per comment. IndyGo staff. Approximately 460 Employees Nearly 400 Employees are members of the Amalgamated Transit Union About 60 Employees are non-union

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Today’s public hearing

  • Brief overview of IndyGo services

  • Overview of proposed budget and operations

  • Public comment – up to 2 minutes per comment


IndyGo staff

  • Approximately 460 Employees

  • Nearly 400 Employees are members of the Amalgamated Transit Union

  • About 60 Employees are non-union

    • Administrative

    • Transportation and Maintenance


IndyGo board

The Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) and is a Municipal Corporation led by a 7-member Board of Directors:

  • Three (3) members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis and

  • Four (4) by the City County Council

  • Danny Crenshaw, Chair

  • Alan Rowland, Vice Chair

  • Juan Gonzalez, Secretary/Treasurer


  • IndyGo current service

    • 30 local service fixed routes

      • About 123 buses for peak service

    • County-wide ADA Paratransit Service (Open Door)

      • About 75 paratransit vehicles

    • - Half fare available for qualified passengers on fixed route.

    • - Open Door riders use fixed route for free


    Demand for public transportation service is increasing

    New baseline in ridership


    Managing efficiencies

    • Strategic purchase of fuel

    • Wellness and on-site clinic

    • Investment in technology

    • Safety and security


    Managing efficiencies

    • Customer Information

    • Aggressive recruitment campaigns lowering overtime

    • Replacing oldest buses with 21 used buses


    Leveraging competitive grants


    We’re being recognized

    • Repeat winner of Mayor’s Sustainability Award in the Air category

    • TSA’s Gold Standard recognition for our safety program/protocols

    • Local and national recognition for planning and execution of Super Bowl service


    2012 Highlights

    • Open Door on-time performance averaging 98%

    • Lost service reduced by 38%

    • Launched quick trip planning on Google Maps

    • Huge ridership spikes and praise for Super Bowl service delivery

    • Successful collaborations with:

      • Earth Day Indiana, IndyCog, Indiana Latino Expo, Indiana Black Expo, Commuter Connect, The Indiana State Fair, Summer Servings, MCCOY and the Indiana State Museum


    Operating revenues

    • Federal Assistance (Federal Transit Administration) – 22%

    • State Funds (State budget line item) – 19%

    • Local Funds (Marion County Property Tax) – 39%

    • Passenger Farebox Revenue – 17%

    • Other – 2%

    2010 National Transit Database


    Balancing the Budget

    When operating expenses are expected to rise above revenues, the IndyGo Board of Directors has few options for balancing the budget:

    • Fare increases

    • Service reductions

    • Propose special levy


    Proposed 2013 Budget

    • $65,646,437 in revenues for operating

    • Includes base property tax allocation

    • Proposes special levy

    • Total increase of $8.3M over 2012 revised budget


    2013 Expenditure assumptions

    • Maintain current fixed route service and fares

    • Increase service levels in 2013 according to the Comprehensive Operational Analysis and Service Standard Guidelines

    • A 1% wage adjustment in 2013

    • While fuel is budgeted at the same level as 2012, the market has unpredictable fluctuations

    • An increase in employee health benefits has been budgeted at 5%


    2013 Revenue assumptions

    • Base property tax rate $0.0538/$100 assessed value

    • Special property tax levy at $0.0332/$100 assessed value

    • State funding down approximately $29,000 (State funding is a 2-year budget line item)

    • Federal assistance up approximately $2.8 million as a result of the two-year Transportation Bill passed by Congress in June (MAP-21)

    • Fare revenue projected to increase 6% due to growing ridership trends

    • No funds from cumulative capital fund used to operate


    Proposed Budget at $65M

    • No service reductions or fare hikes

    • Improved frequency on key corridors

    • Adding weekend service on some routes

    • A new route

    • Improvements would be based on Comprehensive Operational Analysis (Indy Connect Bus Plan)


    Future of Transit

    • Continue to manage effectively and efficiently

    • Initial phases of growth

      • Increased frequency on major corridors

      • Expanded service during the weekend

      • Adding a new route

    • Continue to seek and apply for capital dollars for bus replacements

    • Downtown Transit Center


    Budget Proposal Recap

    • Committed to not raising fares or reducing service

    • $65M budget would fund expansion – “Challenge budget”

    • City-County Council has binding review of IndyGo budget and may:

      • Approve

      • Deny

      • Amend (reduce proposed budget)


    Next steps and timeline

    • Monday, August 27 –IPTC Board of Directors approve budget

    • Thursday, September 20 –Municipal Corporations Committee – IndyGo presents budget. Public comment accepted

    • Monday, October 1 – City-County Council Public Hearing

    • Tuesday, October 2 – Municipal Corporation Committee final budget review and recommendation

    • Monday, October 15 –City-County Council approves budget

      City-County Council meetings are held in the City County Building downtown.


    Public comment

    • As a courtesy to others, please limit your comments to 2 minutes.

    • You will be called in order of your pre-registration.

    • Please state your full name.

    • Written comments also accepted

    • Visit IndyGo.net or call 635.3344 to log comments

      Thank you for your support of public transportation in our community


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