Getting around is fun and easy in Indy, P-burgh
Bluebummer shares this report on the Indianapolis transit system:
"I recently visited Indianapolis and rode their bus system IndyGo around town a few times. I was absolutely amazed at the impeccable cleanliness.
"I rode on their system from near the circle out to the children's museum and then back and around the downtown area. The timing based on their schedule was near perfect while I was there.
"IndyGo also has what is known as the Blue Line. It is a free bus line that goes to most of the downtown attractions: circle center, monument, capitol building and all of the hospitals.
"All of these wonderful things for only $1.25 per ride and only $50 for a 31 (yes 31) day pass, much cheaper than what CTA gouges us with.
"On their website they also have these wonderful "how to ride" instructions. I think the CTA needs to post something like this at every stop. Also you can purchase day passes on board the downtown buses. Much easier than hunting down a kiosk or finding a store that might carry them or be sold out like I have found often in Chicago!
"Go to www.indygo.org for more info on the Indianapolis bus system."
Thanks for that report, Bluebummer.
Meanwhile, I visited my hometown of Pittsburgh recently to see the woeful Steelers play. The city of Three Rivers uses large clipper boats to transport Steelers fans from tourist spot Station Square to Heinz Field. And they offer a full bar to gulping riders on 10-15 minute ride.
Gotta love that public transit model!