How Can We Make Public Transportation Work For Our Beloved Community

One of the greatest barriers to transportation access is cost. It’s expensive to buy a car, maintain it, insure it, and fuel it. And if you need to get someplace not easily accessible by bus, your options for work, medical care, childcare, and shopping are greatly limited. Knowing how dependent we all are on transportation in this city, we knew that creating a low-cost transportation program was essential to the success of our beloved community.


  • Available to all residents of Butler Tarkington, Crown Hill, Mapleton-Fall Creek, and Meridian Kessler
  • Wheelchair accessible vans
  • Travel anyplace inside I-465 for essential trips (ex: doctor’s appointment)
  • Easy scheduling with the Ride Pingo app or over the phone. Note that you must first enroll with the MLK Center before using the app to book a ride.
  • Ride vouchers can be purchased online here

Always low cost

  • $2 each way
  • Single-ride passes or 10-ride passes available
  • Credit card purchase available in-app, online, or over the phone
  • Or purchase in-person at the MLK Center M-F, 9am-5pm

Rides you can count on

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • First come, first served (we recommend booking 48 hours in advance!)
  • Call the hotline to check holiday availability


If it's important to you, it's important to us. We invite you to reserve our space for your events, no matter the occasion, large or small.

  • Graduation parties
  • Organization meetings 
  • Family reunions


We prioritize accessibility. Rates are always reasonable, with discounts available

  • $50/hr
  • Discounted and free space for community partners

How it works

  • Available to residents of Butler Tarkington, Crown Hill, Mapleton-Fall Creek, and Meridian Kessler
  • Provide your current lease and/or a bill
  • We’ll meet with you to determine what we can help with
  • And we’ll provide financial and wellness coaching to help prepare you for the next rainy day

A helping hand is a click away

What’s a “shared lease”?

It means we’re partners. We lease from priority landlords in the neighborhood and sublet their spaces to community members in need of transitional housing. We’re essentially inviting you to share the lease with us, because we value your contribution to the beloved community. We offer:

  • Subsidized rent
  • Assistance paying off an eviction, if you have one
  • Help preparing you for a rental of your choosing, or even home ownership

Break the cycle

Put housing struggles behind you. There are so many reasons why any one of us can have difficulty maintaining reliable housing. We know everyone’s issues are unique. And we know that they don’t just affect us, but our entire household. That’s why we provide personalized life coaching to help identify the root cause of issues, prevent them in the future, and heal any harm that lingers into the present.