Sharing Transportation Resources
As communities become more dense, and the cost of personal transportation vehicles continues to increase, shared transportation systems can save people money, give them more options for how they move around their communities, and in some instances (like electric transit or electric carshare vehicles) can reduce air pollution emissions.
Pacers Bikeshare is a system by BCycle in downtown Indianapolis has 250 rentable bikes that can dock at 27 locations along the Cultural Trail.
Carmel has a Zagster system with facilities near the Monon Trail and the Arts & Design District.
Plainfield has a BeWELL bikeshare program with docking stations at the Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center, Hummel Park, and the Friendship Gardens.
In 2015, Indianapolis launched the BlueIndy electric carshare system. It currently serves some locations within Marion County, but may eventually grow to serve the region.
IndyGo is Central Indiana's larges transit provider, operating 31 routes in Marion County.
Access Johnson County operates 5 routes in Johnson County.
There are many other on-demand transportation providers, some of which are open to public use and some only available for eligible users. You can use CIRTA's County Connect tool to find the transit provider that will best suite your needs, including options on how to transfer between services if you need to travel across county lines.
Go Express Travel provides a Downtown Indy Express bus from downtown Indianapolis to the Indianapolis International Airport, a shuttle between Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN, and other routes.
Lime's electric scooters came to Indianapolis in 2018. The current service area in Central Indiana (02/18/2019) is the area within I-465.
Bird's electric scooters came to Indianapolis in 2018. The current service area in Central Indiana (02/18/2019) is Indianapolis.
Central Indiana has several taxi companies.
For regular commuters looking for carpools or vanpools for work trips, CIRTA offers coordination services through their Commuter Connect program, to link up commuters in Central Indiana counties with similar home and work locations.