LO-FI: Drink Culture Podcast Live! with IndyGo
About Drink Culture Podcast Live! with IndyGo
By now, you’ve surely noticed that Indianapolis is getting ready to step up their public transportation game. Love it or hate it, The Red Line is coming. Join us on Tuesday, July 23rd as we talk to Lauren Day, Director of Public Relations at IndyGo and Brandon Evans, Public Engagement Manager at IndyGo. Get the scoop on The Red Line before they open for service and make sure to bring all your burning questions for our Q&A.
The Red Line
What is BRT? Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a fixed route mass transit system designed to emulate the service features of light rail in a more cost-effective way. BRT provides regular service that is fast, frequent, reliable and comfortable.
The Red Line will run from Broad Ripple through downtown Indy to the University of Indianapolis, connecting several neighborhoods, major employers and cultural institutions with frequent, comfortable rapid transit service. The route will come within a quarter mile of more than 50,000 residents and nearly 150,000 jobs – a quarter of all jobs in Marion County.
Throughout most of the day, buses will arrive every ten minutes, and the Red Line will operate for 20 hours each day, 7 days a week.
Lauren Day – Director of Public Relations (IndyGo): Lauren Day is an urban planner focused on the intersection of community values, mobility, and livability. Among many responsibilities, Lauren is primarily responsible for communicating the mission, vision, values, programs, and activities of IndyGo. In this role, she oversees outreach and involvement efforts around all aspects of IndyGo’s five-year transit plan. These efforts are advanced through a multifaceted public relations strategy that includes engagement and partnerships with stakeholders and the public, media relations, and an annual messaging and marketing plan. Previous to IndyGo, Lauren worked for Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc where she helped launch the Pacers Bikeshare program. Lauren lives car-free in Fletcher Place and is on her way to a goal of reading 25 books in 2019.
Brandon Evans – Public Engagement Manager (IndyGo): Brandon Evans is a digital strategist with a focus on building coalitions and engagement through a multi-faceted approach. Brandon’s day to day at IndyGo includes developing, planning, and organizing IndyGo’s community engagement and outreach, along with managing IndyGo”s advertising efforts to help educate and promote transit in Indianapolis. Outside of work Brandon also serves as the President of the Marion County Young Democrats and volunteers for candidates and the Indiana Democratic Party.