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More opportunities to learn about Marion County Transit Plan announced

Posted by ehayden on March 10, 2016

Residents interested in learning how the Marion County Transit Plan will affect their neighborhoods and lives can take advantage of a number of upcoming educational sessions, including a breakfast panel discussion, a conversation at a music venue and six neighborhood-based open houses.

The Marion County Transit Plan is the first step in the implementation of Indy Connect, the multi-county, long-range transportation vision for Central Indiana.

Based on years of planning and public feedback, the Marion County Transit Plan is a detailed investment plan that will provide a 70% increase in IndyGo’s service, with shorter waits, longer evening hours and more weekend service for most of Indianapolis. It also includes three rapid transit lines (Red, Blue and Purple) along high ridership corridors.

“We want to offer a variety of options for residents to discuss and understand the specifics of the Marion County Transit Plan,” said Anna Gremling, executive director of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is one of the three partners working on Indy Connect, along with IndyGo and the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA).

Indy Connect Public Events 

Open House in Nora

March 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (brief presentation at 7 p.m.)

Hosted by the Nora Alliance

Union Chapel United Methodist Church, 2720 E 86th St, Indianapolis

 

tech + fashion + transit + urban

March 16, 5:30 -7p (Casual conversation; no presentation)

Hosted by Milhaus, Pattern, Do 317 and Geofeedia

The Hi-Fi, 1043 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis

Event is for age 21 and older

Free, but RSVP requested:  http://ow.ly/Zg7Q2

 

Next Stop:  Opportunity

Breakfast panel hosted by OpportunINDY and the Indianapolis Urban League

Panelists include Jarrett Walker, Jarrett Walker and Associates; Michael Twyman, OpportunINDY; Kimberly Simmons, Indianapolis Urban League; and Leigh Evans, Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation. Moderated by Mali Jeffers

March 17, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 N. Central Ave., Indianapolis

Free, but RSVP required:  http://ow.ly/Zdbo4

 

Open House in Lawrence

March 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.)

City of Lawrence Administration Building, 9001 E. 59th St., Lawrence

 

Open House in Speedway

March 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.)

Speedway Town Hall, 1450 N. Lynhurst Dr., Speedway

 

Open House on East 38th Street

March 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.)

Avondale Meadows YMCA 3908 Meadows Dr., Indianapolis

 

Open House at the Urban League

March 31, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.)

Indianapolis Urban League, 777 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis

 

Open House in Perry Township

April 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.)

Perry Township Education Center, 6548 Orinoco Ave, Indianapolis

 

Maps, display boards, and other information will be available, and transit planners will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

To take an IndyGo bus to the meetings, visit www.IndyGo.net to plan your trip or call 317-635-3344. 

Individuals requiring any accommodations for access to information should contact the IndyGo marketing department at 317.614.9295. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for materials in foreign languages, Braille, large print, or electronic means.

Other opportunities to learn about the plan:
IndyGo is also offering unstaffed information displays at various public library branches below until March 21:

West Indianapolis             Fountain Square
Glendale                           Spades
Nora                                 Garfield Park
Pike                                  College Ave
Irvington                           Eagle Creek        

Detailed information about the Marion County Transit Plan and the long-range vision, Indy Connect, are available online at www.IndyGo.net/transitplan.

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INDY CONNECT MEDIA CONTACT: Jen Thomas, jen(at)jtprinc.com, 317-441-2487

MARION COUNTY TRANSIT PLAN MEDIA CONTACT:  Bryan Luellen, bluellen(at)indygo.net, 317-614-9266