The city’s mass transit system has a new stop to assist veterans with direct access to public transportation.
IndyGo unveiled its newest stop Wednesday, between Eskenazi Hospital and the Roudebush VA Medical Center. IndyGo Director of Communications Carrie Black said previously transit riders had to walk two blocks from the east side of Eskenazi Hospital over to the VA Medical Center.
“If you're someone who has a disability, or some type of a barrier or an ailment that prevents you from getting around quickly, or maybe it's impossible for you to make that kind of a walk, that was a bit of a taxing journey,” Black said.
The new stop is IndyGo’s way of giving back to those who have served our country, Black said.
“So, we're excited that we've been able to provide an additional access point that is literally steps from the front door of the VA Medical Center here in Indianapolis, making it much easier for our veterans to gain access to the health care that they've earned,” she said.
The stop is located on routes 10 and 37 outbound. IndyGo provides veterans with free access to buses, including fixed routes and rapid transit through the Veterans Pass. To register, veterans must complete the enrollment process in person at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center.