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 CentralIndiana.
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
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 8p.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
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.
INDY CONNECT MEDIA CONTACT: Jen Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-441-2487
MARION COUNTY TRANSIT PLAN MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Luellen, email@example.com, 317-614-9266