It is the 15th most populous city in the U.S., the 3-most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio, and the 4-most populous state capital after Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Columbus. The Indianapolis metropolitan area is the 33rd most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S., with 2,111,040 residents.

Transportation in Indianapolis consists a complex network that includes a local public bus system, several private intercity bus providers, Amtrak passenger rail service, four freight rail lines, an Interstate Highway System, two airports, a heliport, bikeshare system, 115 miles (185 km) of bike lanes, and 110 miles (177 km) of trails and greenways. The city has also become known for its prevalence of electric scooters.

Amazon has a major presence in the Indianapolis metropolitan area, employing 9,000. Indianapolis is home to FedEx Express’s National Hub which employs 7,000 workers in sorting, distribution, and shipping at Indianapolis International Airport. Other logistics companies in the region with large workforces include Ingram Micro (1,300) and Venture Logistics (1,150).

FedEx Express, a cargo airline, operates its national hub out of IND and is its second largest hub behind only its Superhub in Memphis. FedEx has continued expanding the hub along Interstate 70, which has created additional ramp space for more wide-body aircraft and facilitated more direct flights between IND to FedEx hubs in Europe and Asia.

Cargolux, which flies to Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, and Luxembourg, also operates out of IND.

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