IndyGo earns 'Green Business Designation'

Posted on March 17, 2010

The Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp. (IndyGo) as a new member to its Green Business Initiative, recognizing IndyGo's proactive engagement in environmentally responsive and "green" business operations.

IndyGo was also honored as one of 15 finalists for the inaugural Indianapolis Sustainability Awards.

"While the nature of our service promotes sustainable choices, IndyGo's recognition as a Green Business is more about what we are doing to lessen the environmental impact of our own operations," said Mike Terry, IndyGo president/CEO. "It's especially rewarding to find that these initiatives are not only good for our environment; they can also provide tremendous cost-savings."

Among IndyGo's "greening" initiatives is a multi-million dollar fleet and facility upgrade project that was made possible in part by ARRA funds. This work is expected to yield $400,000 in annual operational savings. The upgrades include the procurement of 22 new buses, hybrid supervisor vehicles and even a Segway for the downtown supervisor.

The project also covers installation of bike racks and solar lighting at bus stops and the repair/ replacement of major facility infrastructure systems, including HVAC, lighting and ventilation — all of which will reduce IndyGo's overall energy utilization and environmental impact.

To learn more about IndyGo's efforts to encourage the use of transit while enhancing the sustainability of its own operations, click here.


View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Va. woman struck by bus awarded $4.5M

The driver had reportedly been in four other accidents in the previous 18 months but was allowed to stay behind the wheel.

Fla.'s HART partners with Megabus.com to pilot service option

The agency is already providing enhanced routes and options through a unique 5-year partnership agreement with Megabus.com which began last year, to offer express travel to and from Miami and Orlando for as little as $1.

BusCon 2015 takes Indy by storm with new vehicles, tech and education

The 20th installment of the show featured more than 50 new exhibitors, 70-plus vehicles and plenty of information to inspire attendees.

House moves to delay PTC deadline

A bipartisan measure has been introduced in the lower chamber that would push back the deadline for most railroads to install automated train technology until December 2018.

Volvo celebrates new Nova, Prevost customer delivery center

The new Plattsburgh, N.Y., building will be equipped of a welcoming customer area, 10 bus delivery spaces and offices to enable our customers to continue their professional activities during their stay.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close