Tuesday, December 02, 2014
CIRTA Cancels Carmel Express Bus Service
CIRTA's Indy Express commuter bus service offering daily trips from Carmel to downtown Indianapolis is being terminated because the service was plagued by "low ridership" despite substantial subsidies offered to entice commuters to ride the bus. The CIRTA-sponsored bus service offered daily commuting aboard luxury Miller coach bus services equipped with WIFI for as little as $5 per one-way trip. Proponents of a metropolitan mass transit still believe a costly, expanded bus service stretching to the suburbs is necessary and want to move forward with the enactment of a new local income tax to fund it. Go figure.