The transportation needs of Indy residents are diverse and evolving. Indianapolis is making great strides in providing access to high-quality public transportation however the most sensitive groups of people will likely continue to fall through the cracks. These groups include the 200,000 Indy residents living in food deserts according to a SAVI study, senior citizens who do not have reliable transportation to their doctor and may resort to EMS services to get treatment, or the 49% of residents living in poverty who according to projections shown in the Marion County Transit plan, will still not have access to a frequent route even after full implementation.
Rather than funding a dedicated and costly fleet to target each of these issues independently, a highly optimized city vehicle fleet would enable these different needs to be sustainably served by one shared pool of vehicles, therefore providing high service levels to the community while also minimizing the need for public investment and subsidies. The autofleet platform transforms any vehicle fleet into an intelligent and highly responsive supply that multiple transportation service can plug into, creating the opportunity for the Indianapolis community to provide innovative solutions to some of the city’s most pressing issues.