IndyGo still waiting for federal funds go-ahead with $75 million grant before starting Red Line construction

Rendering for the Red Line’s Ripple station (Red Line)
Rendering for the Red Line’s Ripple station (Red Line)

IndyGo officials say they still don’t know when they’ll start construction on the Red Line, because funding is still up in the air.

IndyGo’s spokesperson confirmed with Fox-59 TV that the federal government hasn’t yet fully approved their $75 million grant, and work won’t start without the go-ahead.

“We anticipate that construction could start as early as March of this year,” said IndyGo public affairs director Bryan Luellen.

Before that, the start was scheduled for possibly this month and before that, FOX59 email correspondence shows last June as the groundbreaking date.

Two years ago, a former IndyGo official had high hopes the Red Line would open this year.

Once work starts, IndyGo expects the project will take 18 months to complete.