IndyGo, Indianapolis' bus system, unveiled a new restructuring proposal Tuesday that would increase fares, lay off employees and reduce services.
Proposed changes include an 25-cent increase in bus fares for a single trip, typically $1, according to The Indianapolis Star.
Officials say 37 weekday routes would be cut down to 23, with weekend routes being reduced as well.
Meanwhile, routes that show a potential growth in ridership would increase frequency, said the paper.
In addition, all bus service after 10:30p.m. on weekdays will be cut, except for three routes.
The proposals, set to go into effect mid March, also include eliminating 14% of the transit system's employees--most of them bus drivers.
The services reductions and fare increases are necessary, according to officials, to offset an estimated $2.7 million from an operating budget that will be nearly $4 million in the red this year.
IndyGo currently operates on a $35 million budget, which does not include money set aside for capital expenditures.