Plainfield is home to 50 percent of all Central Indiana warehouse jobs, and a public transportation service connecting Marion County residents to those jobs is getting some upgrades.
Spokesperson for the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CITRA) Jen Thomas said an estimated 18,000 people commute to Plainfield, and the warehouses are operating at full capacity to meet the increase in online shopping during the pandemic.
"They have to have a workforce that shows up," Thomas said. "So, these Workforce Connectors and all of the groups working on them are really just making sure that the economic development in our region continues to thrive."
Three new bus shelters along the route were recently unveiled and will be available to commuters.
The Plainfield Workforce Connector service is located at the western-most stop of IndyGo’s Route 8 on Washington Street. Stops on the route are located near Plainfield’s major employers and intersections near other workplaces.