Red Line Transit Impact Study

Central Indiana is constructing its first rapid transit line, the Red Line. It will be the nation's first all-electric bus rapid transit fleet, running from Broad Ripple, through downtown Indianapolis, to the University of Indianapolis. The Red Line will operate partially on dedicated lanes.

This project provides a unique opportunity to measure land use and investment changes along the corridor, as the Red Line is constructed and after it begins operating. In order to eventually measure the outcomes, the Transit Impact Study first gathered data along the corridor to determine its existing or base condition. Later, after the Red Line is open and established, a second round of data gathering will provide the opportunity to compare the two time periods and determine the impacts of the Red Line.

Similar methodology may be applied to other rapid transit lines in Central Indiana, including extensions of the Red Line into adjacent counties, as well as to the the Purple and Blue Lines. Those routes could be part of future transit impact studies.

This project is in partnership with IndyGo. To find out more detailed information on the Red Line, please visit IndyGo’s site indygored.com.

Project Milestones

  • Fall 2017 Project Kick-off
  • Winter 2018 Surveying and Interviews
  • Spring 2018 Data Collection
  • Summer 2018 Data Analysis
  • Fall 2018 Draft Baseline Report
  • Summer 2019 Final Baseline Report

Final Deliverables

The Red Line Transit Impact Study and other relevant information can be accessed by downloadable PDF in the links below. Corridor drone videogaphy can be accessed at the external link below.

Transit Impact Study Baseline Report with Station Area Profiles
Transit Impact Study Survey and Interview Summary
Transit Impact Study Frequently Asked Questions
Corridor Drone Videography