Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

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September 25, 2012

Bus service to downtown continues at airport

Federal grant for program recently expired

(Continued)

INDIANAPOLIS —

"That's really to make this a smooth transition for passengers and the hotels," Peterson said.

However, the plan is for Go Express Travel to begin offering door-to-door transportation to downtown hotels in the next month or so.

"We hope this is a service that's needed and wanted, and sustainable," Peterson said.

IndyGo's Route 8 still takes passengers from the airport's Ground Transportation Center (Zone 6) to Ohio Street downtown, which is within walking distance of several hotels. That's available daily. The difference is it makes designated stops along the way and is not a direct route.

"Compared to other cities, there's really no wait for taxis here, and the rates aren't unreasonable," Bertolini said. "And of course rental cars are a viable option. We're well-covered. This is just one we were in danger of losing and wanted to keep."

For more information on Go Express Travel's airport-to-downtown bus service, call 274-0060.

wade.coggeshall@flyergroup.com

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