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Central Indiana to celebrate Car Free Day Sept. 21

Residents urged to take online pledge to go car free or car lite Central Indiana residents are encouraged to take part in Car Free Day Indy by taking a bus, biking or walking or by going “car lite” and carpooling or vanpooling on Sept. 21. To sweeten the challenge, Commuter Connect, the region’s rideshare program, … read more


McGee named CIRTA interim director

The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) has named Andrew McGee interim director. McGee, who currently serves as assistant director, will assume his new role following the departure of current executive director Lori Kaplan, who retires July 13. McGee has worked for CIRTA in various capacities since 2011. Prior to that, he worked seven years … read more


Transportation program expands options for people with disabilities

My Freedom helping 300 Central Indiana residents get to work, medical appointments, more Today, citizens with disabilities may qualify for public transit vouchers through CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions’ Way2Go service that allow them to cross county borders, thanks to a new program called My Freedom. My Freedom makes it easier for people with disabilities … read more


Rising gas prices mean commuter match-making service is busy

With gas prices climbing, Commuter Connect is seeing an increase in phone calls and website visits. “Carpooling is an easy way to control what you pay to get to work,” said Andrew McGee, program director of Commuter Connect, a service of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA). “While you can’t change the price of … read more


CIRTA vanpool program expands to Columbus

Employee-recruitment challenges led to service With an unemployment rate that’s even lower than the low 3.7% state average, Columbus, Indiana, businesses are looking for innovative ways to attract employees. The Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) believes vanpools offer one solution, and they’re partnering with CIRTA to see if they can put more vanpools on … read more



Regional Transportation Authority Seeks New Leader as Kaplan Announces Retirement

Lori Kaplan, executive director of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA), has announced her retirement. Kaplan has served as executive director for two years. She joined CIRTA in 2011 as vanpool manager and was promoted to the Commuter Connect rideshare program manager before taking the executive director job. Before joining CIRTA, Kaplan served in … read more


CIRTA Board of Directors Elects Officers

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 8, 2018) — The board of directors of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) has elected the following officers: Cassie Stockamp of Marion County, president; Bill Ehret of Marion County, vice president; Jerry Bridges of Madison County, secretary; and Larry Hesson of Hendricks County, treasurer. The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) … read more


IndyStar Letters: Amazon bid shows necessity of mass transit

To read the letter from CIRTA Executive Director, Lori Kaplan, on IndyStar’s website, click the link below: https://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/readers/2018/01/22/letters-amazon-bid-shows-necessity-mass-transit/1053927001/  


South Plainfield Connector starting Saturday service Nov. 11

Workforce demand results in high ridership Demand for transportation to seasonal jobs at Plainfield warehouses is so high that the South Plainfield Connector shuttle will begin running on Saturdays starting Nov. 11 and continue through Jan. 13. Every weekday and now on Saturday, the South Plainfield Connector shuttles pick up riders at IndyGo’s Route 8 … read more