Taking public transportation is considered to be one way that individuals can reduce their daily output of carbon emissions. IndyGo, an Indianapolis bus company, has taken this idea one step further by adopting several green initiatives, which may appeal to sustainable business MBA seekers.
In 2010, IndyGo serviced more than 8.5 million passengers, which was a 3.6 percent increase in riders over the previous year. In addition, the public transportation company made several strides in becoming a more sustainable business.
The Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce welcomed the bus company into its Green Business Initiative after acknowledging IndyGo's efforts of becoming more environmentally responsible.
To promote the use of public transportation, IndyGo launched its Go Green in the New Year advertising campaign to spotlight the environmental benefits of riding a bus rather than using single-occupancy cars.
IndyGo started using cleaning products in its facility that were made from renewable resources and Green Seal Certified. This action will lead to annual savings of more than 40 percent on maintenance expenses.
Finally, IndyGo will introduce 11 hybrid buses to its fleet in the spring of 2011 through a grant provided by Indiana senator Richard Luger.