It’s a good moment to be a public transit obsessive in Indianapolis. In my apartment on Meridian Street, construction crews preparing for the city’s first bus rapid transit line are my soundtrack. Folks in our office have been sending around videos explaining the traffic rules for the Red Line. Excitedly.
But it’s hard to deny that the Indianapolis public transit system still has big gaps. And if you’re not lucky enough to live near downtown, getting around by bus can be hard.
That’s a problem the city’s charter schools persistently grapple with. Because the schools don’t get the same funding for transportation as traditional districts, more and more charter schools are turning to IndyGo to help students get to school. But some school leaders say the service is not yet good enough.
Plus, Stephanie will have the scoop on Indiana’s virtual charter schools on “All IN” on WFYI today at 1 p.m. Listen live on 90.1 FM or streaming at wfyi.org/listen-now
— Dylan Peers McCoy, reporter