One of the benefits touted by IndyGo for the Red, Purple and Blue rapid transit lines has been the use of electric buses.
IndyGo also has lofty goals to operate an entirely electric fleet by 2035. But those plans are now at risk as issues with the existing electric buses have not been resolved.
The IndyGo board approved on Thursday the purchase of 13 40-foot diesel buses, at a cost of $7.5 million. These buses will be implemented on Route 39, the future Purple Line, by June 2020 when the new grid system and schedules are introduced.