IndyGo is looking at changes to improve bus operations for the citizens of Indianapolis. The bus company says it wants to alter its schedule to have more buses running busy routes and fewer on routes with fewer passengers. It would shorten wait times, but people might have to walk a bit further to get to the stops. The IndyGo board votes on the changes next month. To keep your eye on this or let your voice be heard, log on to indygo.net.
The bus company is also dealing with its latest crash. A driver who ran a red light is blamed for an accident where 14 IndyGo passengers were hospitalized on Tuesday afternoon. Metro police say the driver of a van crashed into the bus downtown at the intersection of 10th Street and College Avenue. The bus then crashed into a light pole, toppling that traffic light at the intersection. None of the IndyGo passengers were seriously hurt.
We now know that Indiana’s public schools aren’t required to provide transportation for students–your children–to get to school. The Indiana Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday ending a battle between parents and Franklin Township Schools over the district’s decision in 2011 to stop busing students as a way to save money. The justices unanimously overturned a trial court’s ruling that school transportation is a constitutional right.
Also in an odd “behind the wheel” occurrence, a woman in New Castle now faces charges after passing out behind the wheel in a drive-thru with her kids in the car. Police arrested Amber Ford on Saturday after she spent 15 minutes placing the fast food order and then passed out at the drive-thru window. She’s charged with two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and one count of public intoxication.