Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) mission is to connect our community to economic and cultural opportunities through safe, reliable, and accessible mobility experiences.
IndyGo collaborates with Providence Cristo Rey high school. The school’s mission is to targetdisadvantaged youth in the community and allow them to learn through the internship program.
President and CEO
Inez Evans was selected as IndyGo’s President and CEO in summer 2019, becoming the first minority woman to lead the transit agency. Evans manages an agency of more than 800 employees, a fleet of more than 300 vehicles, averaging 9 million trips annually.
During Evans’ three years at IndyGo, she has ushered in the agency’s first all-electric bus rapid transit line, 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 growing needs of the agency, put new vehicles into service moving IndyGo towards its clean fleet goals, enforced vendor accountability, enhanced improvements with paratransit services and championed diversity and workforce development.
With 30 years of experience, Evans’ career has been rooted in her ability to build and nurture relationships, bring communities together, and affect organizational change. Before joining IndyGo, Evans began her career in customer service and most recently was the Chief Operating Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Evans serves on the Indianapolis Arts Council Board of Directors and on their diversity and inclusion committee. As the co-chair for the American Heart Association’s Circle for Red Committee she is able to champion heart health to her community. Evans was appointed by Mayor Hogsett to the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee Board of Directors in 2019. She also 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.
In 2022, Evans was named the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International Woman of the Year. In 2021 Evans was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Miz CEO, a local institution focused on uplifting women in the community. 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.
Evans is a mother of four boys and a native of Texas. In her free time, she enjoys singing and gardening.
Lori is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, summa cum laude, and Boston University School of Law. She is the mother of a son and daughter, and grandmother to Karson, 10, and Liliana, 3. She splits her time between Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Lori began her tenure on the Board of Directors of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) in January 2023 and also chairs the Legal Committee of the E-ZPass tolling group. She has also been appointed to serve on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of Latinos in Transit and belongs to WTS, a national organization representing the interests of women in the transportation industry.