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IndyGo wants to attract drivers with its new “conveniently located” bus facility



Indianapolis, Indiana – IndyGo’s new 110,000-square-foot headquarters on East 33rd Street in Indianapolis was formally opened on Friday.

“We were outgrowing our current headquarters at 1501 W. Washington, so we needed a place where our employees could safely spread out,” said Carrie Black, a spokesperson for the government bus service.

Drivers can use a simulator to practice maneuvers thanks to the extra room. Additionally, there is a course where prospective commercial drivers can practice.

For the Purple Line bus rapid transit system, IndyGo anticipates receiving a fresh batch of 30 buses later in August. There is plenty of space on the new campus to keep those buses.

“We are really looking to expand our fleet to battery electric vehicles and we need a place to store those vehicles. We need a place for the charging infrastructure,” Black said.

The Federal Transit Administration provided funding for the campus in part.

On Friday, the ribbon-cutting ceremony included Indianapolis, Indiana, Democratic U.S. Rep. André Carson. “Using transit involves more than just travelling to and from destinations. It involves getting us to and from jobs, family, friends, loved ones, and places of leisure.

Due to a lack of drivers earlier this summer, IndyGo combined certain routes. Leaders of the organization believe that the new location would encourage drivers to apply.

The new structure is located at 9503 E. 33rd St. That is on the far-east edge of the city, east of North Post Road.

“We feel that we are conveniently located to folks who may want to apply to work here, so just that proximity of having your workplace be right here in your community,” Black said.

IndyGo started rewarding new technicians and drivers with $3,000 sign-on bonuses on July 1.