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Old Yesterday, 02:16 PM
 
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Iím considering moving to the Indianapolis area. I would like to know if there is public transportation. Or how about the surrounding suburbs?
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Old Yesterday, 04:02 PM
 
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You can check out Indygo for more info: https://www.indygo.net/route/

Indy is pretty big. Marion County is 20 sq. miles and I465 goes somewhat around it. So you can see what a huge area the bus system tries to cover.

So you need to pick your housing and job location pretty carefully to ensure you can get from one to the other if you have no car. Indy is a heavily car dependent city. But I do know one woman who walks and uses the bus.
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Old Yesterday, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Right now, we have IndyGo buses in the city. They use a hub and spoke model, with downtown being a hub and routes spoling out from there with a couple of exceptions. The Red Line is under construction, and will function as a bus rapid transit line once complete. The Blue and Purple Lines are planned for construction over the next couple of years. I use the bus occasionally to get around. I know people who use the bus by choice with no issues. You have to know where you're going, and what you want out of the system when planning to live near a line. As far as I know, mass transit to the suburns is non-existent.
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Old Today, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Central Indiana/Indy metro area
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We no longer have mass transit to the suburbs. It was tried a handful of years back and failed. The less going on one has in life, the easier it is to use the bus system but you'll have to live in Indy and be willing to be very flexible time wise. My mom road the bus to downtown where she worked when a car was broken down or what not. My dad worked on our side of town so he would drop her off and pick her up at Eastgate mall. She might have flexed sometimes because there were certain days he'd have us kids with him. Sometimes we'd pick her up at Washington Square Mall then do shopping and get something to eat. Even though we lived just over the county line, it worked for them when they needed it. She might have rode the bus a lot more than I recall because she actually had a monthly pass, or maybe it was a buy ten rides at a time type deal. I don't recall her riding it as much when we were older. They were making better money, we had solid vehicles then. Plus, my siblings were involved in a lot more extra activities than I was.
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