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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

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

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

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

    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

    Demand for public transportation service is increasing

    New baseline in ridership


    Managing efficiencies

    Managing efficiencies

    • Strategic purchase of fuel

    • Wellness and on-site clinic

    • Investment in technology

    • Safety and security


    Managing efficiencies1

    Managing efficiencies

    • Customer Information

    • Aggressive recruitment campaigns lowering overtime

    • Replacing oldest buses with 21 used buses


    Leveraging competitive grants

    Leveraging competitive grants


    We re being recognized

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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