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Indy Gateway is pleased to announce that IndyGo CEO, Inez Evans, was approved unanimously to join its Board of Directors.

Inez Evans is the first Black woman to ever serve as President and CEO of IndyGo, making her one of only nine black women in the country to serve as the CEO of a transit agency. She was hired in 2019 and has more than 30 years of experience in the transit industry. At IndyGo, Inez leads nearly 800 employees, oversees a fleet of more than 200 vehicles, and manages a total budget of more than $210 million.

In addition to Inez ushering in the agency’s first all-electric bus rapid transit (BRT) line, the Red Line, she is currently championing the launch of IndyGo’s second BRT route, the Purple Line. Her efforts with the Purple Line project will bring increased transit service and infrastructure that symbolize the beginning of new opportunity and growth for an entire community. During Evans’ time at IndyGo, she has recruited emerging leaders to the executive team, maintained and innovated service during a pandemic, developed and executed the purchase of a new headquarters location to meet the agency’s growing needs, put new, environmentally-friendly vehicles into service, enforced vendor accountability, enhanced paratransit service, and championed diversity and workforce development within the agency.

Inez came from humble beginnings, starting her career as a customer service representative in a transit agency call center. She climbed her way up the corporate ladder, working in every facet of the business, while also earning bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in business management and leadership.

Evans serves on the Indianapolis Arts Council Board of Directors and on its diversity and inclusion committee. She is also chair for the American Heart Association’s Circle for Red Committee and was appointed by Mayor Hogsett to the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee Board of Directors in 2019. She is a board member of the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Arts Council of Indianapolis board. Additionally, she serves as a board member for American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and committee member for Leadership APTA, a program that grooms transit professionals aspiring to become leaders within their organizations.

Inez is dedicated to the IndyGo mission to connect our community to critical opportunities through safe, reliable, and accessible mobility experiences and is a true trailblazer here in Indianapolis.