MaCie', good questions. In conversation with other current riders the question of access to purchase bus passes needs to be a priority for IndyGo and help address the lack of opportunities for riders. A partnership with entities like Kroger, Walgreens and CVS would be an excellent way to overcome such access issues. In a perfect world, I would see a mobility pass or a "INDYGOBILITY" if you would that allows access to Bus, Escooter, Bikeshare and Blue Indy electric cars. The loading of "credits" at a local grocery or convenience store would solve most issues and overcome such obstacles as lack of smart phone or CC. When I purchase gas at a Kroger gas station, I am asked if I would like a car wash. In my mind, the concept would be similar. I believe our leaders can do more to incentivise use of public transportation or on the opposite, decentivise single car use to help eliminate parking, road repair and traffic issues.
Jasmine, my initial thoughts are to test it on the electronic buses that will be used for the Red Line BRT system. If successful, expand it to other routes and buses. Indy will have a combination of gas and electric so we would have to adapt the model for more inclusion.