Monday, February 02, 2015
Fishers Dumps Commuter Bus Subsidy
In December, the City of Carmel ended the luxury express daily bus service from Carmel to downtown Indianapolis due to low ridership. Now the City of Fishers is following suit and ending its daily bus service to downtown Indianapolis. The commuter express service requires a minimum of 116 riders a day to break even. According to WTHR, the express service has seen a steady decline in ridership since June of last year. Lower gas prices are attributed as the cause of declining ridership. Nonetheless, regional transportation folks are pushing ahead with their plan to invest billions in a regional, metropolitan transit system that will run express bus lines into suburban areas outside Marion County.