This just in… Red Line construction to begin soon

Red Line station on Meridian Street near Children’s Museum

Work on the bus rapid transit system known as the Red Line should begin by the end of June, now that IndyGo has received $75 million in federal “Small Starts” grant funding.

The work will begin on the southern portion of the route which ends from the University of Indianapolis north to 66th Street.

The five phases of the construction are:

  1. UIndy to Fountain Square along Shelby Street.
  2. 39th to 18th Street on Meridian Street.
  3. 18th street to Statehouse on Capitol Avenue.
  4. Transit Center to Fountain Square on Virginia Avenue.
  5. 38th Street to 66th street on College Ave.

“It is vital that IndyGo continue to be smart stewards of the public’s investment in bettering transit,” said IndyGo Board Chair Danny Crenshaw. “Thanks to the hard work of the IndyGo management team, employees, and our congressional elected officials, the federal dollars are now secure and we are ready to move forward to break ground.”

A full construction schedule and live map are online at

The public and stakeholders will receive detailed information in the coming weeks about a groundbreaking celebration and start date. IndyGo encourages those interested in receiving information to sign up for the newsletter on and follow on social media @IndyGoBus.

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