IPS & IndyGo Pilot Program
IPS High School Students Can Enjoy Benefits of Riding IndyGo
For the 2019-20 school year, IPS and IndyGo are expanding an exciting transportation benefit to all district high school students.
Beginning August 5, students from Arsenal Tech, Crispus Attucks, George Washington and Shortridge can opt to ride IndyGo, the city’s public transit system, to and from school instead of using the district’s yellow school buses. (The program started in 2018 with students from Arsenal Tech and Shortridge.)
Students will still receive a traditional yellow bus assignment for the school year and be allowed to ride their yellow bus to and from school whenever they choose. The use of IndyGo is offered as an additional option.
The goal of the program is twofold:
- To provide IPS high school students with a new benefit that offers greater mobility to navigate throughout the city while gaining new skills and independence as they move toward their post-secondary plans.
- In future years, to help IPS reduce its transportation budget significantly in order to increase resources to the classroom. This plan was communicated in the run up to the 2018 November election in which voters approved new funds for the district.