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Indianapolis public transportation corporation

Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation

IndyGo Fare & Service Enhancements/Changes

Indiana History Center - October 2, 2008


Presentation outline

Presentation Outline

IndyGo Overview

  • 2009 Budget

  • Funding

  • Operational Efficiencies

  • 2008 Ridership

    Fare and Service Changes

  • Fares Adjustments

  • Fixed Route Changes

  • Flex Service Changes

    Questions and Comments

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2009 budget

2009 Budget

Overview

Operating Budget:

  • 2009 Expenses projected $55.3M

  • 2008 Expenses projected $52.1 M

  • 2009 Increase projected $ 3.2M

    This represents a 6.1% increase over 2008

  • Fuel is projected to increase at least 38%

  • Health benefits projected to increase 30%

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2009 budget1

2009 Budget

Capital Program

  • Continue to leverage federal funds available for investment in our community

    • Facility upgrades

      • Rehab/Renovate Administration and bus facility

    • Technology upgrades

      • Communication system including AVL, APC and GPS

    • Acquire new Paratransit vehicles

    • Install new bus shelters (ADA accessible)

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2009 budget2

2009 Budget

Summary

  • Increase of $3.2M over 2008

  • Less local funding

  • Fare increases

  • Enhances fixed route service to new Airport terminal

  • Organization will continue to implement spending controls and efficiency efforts

  • Continue use of federal capital funds to invest in and rebuild transit infrastructure

  • Anticipates managing fuel and benefit cost increases

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Indygo funding

IndyGo Funding

Revenue for Operations

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Indygo ridership

IndyGo Ridership

2006 – 2008 Ridership Comparison

20.7% increase in ridership July 2008 over July 2007

17.1% increase in ridership August 2008 over August 2007

Year to Date: 16.4% increase over 2007

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IndyGo Operations


Indygo operations

IndyGo Operations

Operational Efficiencies

  • $30M capital investment over last 4 years to improve infrastructure and operational efficiencies.

  • Replaced older buses to improve fuel efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.

  • Installed new Accounting/Management software to monitor and control costs (formerly DOS based system).

  • Installed new bus cleaning system reducing labor and utility costs (recycles water).

  • Utilizing new route scheduling software saving thousands of hours in labor costs annually.

  • Outsourcing Paratransit services.

  • Fixed price fuel contracts to control cost during volatile times.

  • Successfully passed FTA Triennial review; unqualified audit.

  • Installed security cameras on all vehicles.

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Indygo operations1

IndyGo Operations

Environmental Impact (Greening Transit)

  • Operating two hybrid electric 40’ buses

    • Allison transmission

    • Remy power source

    • Cummins engine

  • Conversion to Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel fuel with 10% bio-blend (Indiana Soy Ester).

  • Installed particulate filters on 1/3 of bus fleet, reducing particulate emissions by 90%.

  • Installed new efficient furnace which burns used bus oil saving heating fuel and recycling costs.

  • Recycle bus wash water through filter system. Less water used.

  • Utilizing new lubricants to increase mileage and lengthen time between oil changes, saving labor and oil.

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Proposed Service Enhancements/Changes


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How do we decide on changes?

  • IndyGo Service Standards Policy

    • Originated from COA

    • Approved by IPTC Board 2007

  • Comprehensive Operational Analysis recommendations used as guideline

    • Foundation for addressing changes

    • Input from planning team and operators

    • Focus on improving connectivity and reach of service

  • Public review and comments


Indygo service enhancements changes

IndyGo Service Enhancements/Changes

Effective

Nov. 2008

  • Route 5 – East 25th Street/North Harding

    • Eliminate trips to Olney & Roosevelt-use 25th St

    • 6 trips per weekday and 3 on Saturday are affected

  • Route 8 – Washington Street

    • In order to serve the new terminal Route 8 will be extended further west on Washington Street to Bridgeport Road and Perimeter Road to the new terminal

    • Service to the old terminal on High School Road will be discontinued

  • Route 31 – Greenwood

    • Extend Sunday service to every two hours instead of every 1.5 hours


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IndyGo Service Enhancements/Changes

Effective

Nov. 2008

  • Route 11 – East 16th Street

    • Extend trips that currently serve the 23rd & Kitley area to Western Select

    • Service to 23rd & Kitley will be eliminated-customers from that area can board on 21st St.

  • Route 28 – St. Vincent

    • Eliminate trips to 96th Street & Spring Mill Road

    • Two weekday trips affected


Indygo service enhancements changes2

IndyGo Service Enhancements/Changes

Effective

Feb. 2009

  • Route 2 – East 34th Street

    • Eliminate trips to 25th and Routiers (7 weekday & 3 Saturday trips affected)

    • Finance Center & Ivy Tech (7 weekday trips affected)

  • Route 4 – Fort Harrison

    • Eliminate “express” trips via 38th Street to Ivy Tech & Finance Center

    • 3 trips per day affected

  • Route 18-26 – Nora & Keystone Sunday North Loop

    • Eliminate Sunday loop


Indygo service enhancements changes3

IndyGo Service Enhancements/Changes

  • Route 30 – 30th Street Crosstown

    • Eliminate Arlington Branch and send all trips via Shadeland

    • There will be no more trips via Arlington

  • Route 55 – English

    • Eliminate route

Effective

Feb. 2009


Route 2 east 34 th street

Route 2 – East 34th Street

  • Eliminate trips to 25th and Routiers (7 weekday & 3 Saturday trips affected)

  • Finance Center & Ivy Tech (7 weekday trips affected)


Route 4 ft harrison

Route 4 – Ft. Harrison

  • Eliminate “express” trips via 38th Street to Ivy Tech & Finance Center

  • 3 trips per day affected


Route 5 east 25 th street north harding

Route 5 - East 25th Street/North Harding

  • Eliminate trips to Olney & Roosevelt-use 25th St

  • 6 trips per weekday and 3 on Saturday are affected


Route 8 washington street

Route 8-Washington Street

  • Extending service to new mid-field terminal via Washington

  • Eliminating service on High School Rd.


Route 11 east 16 th street

Route 11 – East 16th Street

  • Extend trips that currently serve the 23rd & Kitley area to Western Select

  • Service to 23rd & Kitley will be eliminated-customers from that area can board on 21st St.


Route 18 26 sunday north loop

Route 18-26 Sunday North Loop

  • Eliminate Sunday Loop


Route 28 st vincent

Route 28 – St. Vincent

  • Eliminate trips to 96th Street and Spring Mill Road

  • 2 weekday trips affected


Route 30 30 th street crosstown

Route 30 – 30th Street Crosstown

  • Eliminate service on Arlington Branch and send all trips via Shadeland

  • 14 westbound & 15 eastbound trips affected daily


Route 55 english

Route 55 – English

Eliminate all service on Route 55 - English


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Proposed Flexible Service Enhancements/Changes


Dial a ride service

Dial A Ride Service

  • Discontinue Northside and Airport Dial A Ride services

  • Partially funded with JARC


Late night flex service

Late Night Flex Service

  • Program was designed to provide access to jobs at times when regular IndyGo service was not available

  • 50% funded with Jobs Access Reverse Commute

  • IndyGo has been funding the local 50% match

  • Changing service to a taxi voucher program

  • Employers may purchase vouchers for workers to assist with late night transportation.

  • Effective January 1, 2009


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Proposed Fare Adjustments


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Proposed Fare Adjustments

Effective January 2009


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Proposed Fare Adjustments

  • Introduction of a new fare pass

  • S-Pass for college and university students

    • Extends the monthly half fare program to students enrolled in a college or university

    • $30.00 for month pass

    • Distribution through local colleges and universities participating in the program

    • As with other discount fare programs, student will need to show their school ID when the pass is used

  • Fare Collection Change

  • Red Line Circulator

    • Currently the service on this route is free

    • Effective January 1 2009 regular fares will be collected on this route

Effective January 2009


Our transit system

Our Transit System

IndyGo ranks 99th out of the top 100 U.S. transit systems

Demand for transit services

Bus fleet, revenues and

overall funding

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Indygo the future

IndyGo – The Future

We’re Moving Ahead!


Questions and comments

Questions and Comments

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Comments may also be submitted at www.indygo.net


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