IndyGo, PUP outfit transit stops with pieces of history 

click to enlarge PUP's Michael Bricker - PHOTO BY MARK LEE

IndyGo transit stops throughout Indianapolis have recently been outfitted with an important part of the city's history. People for Urban Progress have re-purposed seats from the Bush Stadium into bus stop seating, known as PUPstops. Along with DevelopIndy's 16 Tech redevelopment project, People for Urban Progress and IndyGo have created an initiative that improves upon the city's public transportation resources, rewards responsible manufacturing, increases civic pride, and honors pieces of history.

The first seats were placed for transit use in December 2011, steps away from the Cultural Trail and Massachusetts Avenue. Now the stadium seats wait patiently for riders at Alabama Street and Vermont Street, at Broad Ripple Ave., at Meridian Street near Ivy Tech, at Shelby Street near the Garfield Park Library, and at 86 Street near The Monon Trail. A set is planned for Indiana Ave near Madame Walker Theatre in the future, and the possibility for more depends on the generous support and donations of Indianapolis citizens.

To sponsor an IndyGo stop which currently lacks the Bush Stadium seats, a donation of $850 will install and dedicate the stop. If the current state of the transit stop is eligible for an upgrade then IndyGo will split the cost with you. Businesses wishing to build a PUPstop will receive four of the seats and a commemorative sign with the company's name or logo for $1,700. You can fill out a transit amenity request for the seats on IndyGo.net. To purchase individual seats for yourself contact People for Urban Progress about buying directly.

This project is a great way for residents and businesses to participate in public transit and civic pride, with a productive outcome for the city.



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