IndyGo Foundation Honors Rosa Parks with Free Bus Fare on Feb 4th

For the second year, IndyGo is offering free rides on Sunday, Feb. 4, to recognize Transit Equity Day and the importance of ensuring there’s a seat for everyone on public transportation.   

Transit Equity Day is a national day of action to promote equity in transit that is safe, reliable, and accessible for all. It is celebrated on Rosa Parks’ birthday. Parks was born on Feb. 4, 1913, and was a civil rights icon and activist. When instructed to move to the back of a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955, she refused. While she was not the first person to resist bus segregation, her defiance became an important symbol for the civil rights movement.  

“The message behind Transit Equity Day is powerful in communicating that equitable transportation should be available to every individual, regardless of their life circumstances,” said IndyGo Foundation Executive Director Emily Meaux. “The IndyGo Foundation has been working toward this goal of equity for a few years now, and with us providing IndyGo’s services for free this day, we believe we’re one step closer to getting there.” 

On Feb. 4, IndyGo riders can enjoy free rides on fixed routes and IndyGo Access paratransit service. Buses will operate on their regular Sunday schedule. The Customer Care Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Care Center Desk at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center will be closed.  Regular fares will resume Monday, Feb. 5. Riders can plan their trips using Google Maps or the MyStop app, or by visiting our website at https://www.indygo.net/plan-your-trip/. 

To join the IndyGo Foundation on its journey toward a more equitable Indianapolis, visit www.IndyGoFoundation.org. 

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