A grand reveal of the Near Eastside Orbiter (NEO) shuttle took place on August 4, 2009. The celebration included a press conference with key speakers from partners IndyGo (Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation), John H. Boner Community Center, Indianapolis Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Community’s own, Dan Hodgkins, vice president, community benefit.
The NEO shuttle provides a convenient and affordable transportation option for eastside residents to home, work, shopping, schools and places of recreation. It has been a collaborative effort between the John H. Boner Community Center, IndyGo, East 10th Street Civic Association, LISC and Community Health Network.
A nominal $1 fee is now required for each ride and monthly passes can be purchased for $30.
The 15-mile circular route for the 24-passenger shuttle begins at the John H. Boner Community Center, located at 2236 East 10th Street. It heads north and loops toward Community Hospital East before going downtown along Washington Street, ending back at the Boner Center within one hour. One bus will cover the entire loop, making regular stops along the established IndyGo bus route, with each stop marked by a unique NEO logo. In addition to providing a direct service to patients along the route who need to get to the hospital or to regular appointments, the bus will offer improved access to places of employment, local services and the downtown loop.
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Hours are scheduled from Monday through Saturday from 5 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Once ridership is established, the intent is to increase frequency and potentially add another shuttle.