INDIANAPOLIS (July 17, 2017) – IndyGo and Purdue Polytechnic High School are partnering to provide students with an annual transit pass in lieu of yellow school bus service.
When classes start Monday, July 31, students attending the new IPS Innovation School will use a special IndyGo pass incorporated on the student ID cards for unlimited access to all regular IndyGo routes. The high school is located at the Union 525 building downtown Indianapolis, just a few blocks from the Julia M. Carson Transit Center, and will be served by routes 16 and 31.
“By integrating an annual pass into the student ID, the high schoolers will have expanded transportation access,” says Bryan Luellen, VP of Public Affairs and Communications at IndyGo. “This extends beyond to and from classes to include extracurricular activities, social events on weekends, and employment opportunities.”
With limited transportation dollars, high school administrators looked to IndyGo to ensure each student has access to transportation throughout the school year.
“Purdue Polytechnic High School is thrilled to pilot this innovative partnership which maintains more dollars for the educational program. Our students will get to experience transit as an essential part of city life, ” Scott Bess, Head of School.
During the first week of classes, IndyGo staff and volunteers will be on site at the Transit Center and on the buses to assist students and their families.