Indianapolis: Next Stop: Opportunity

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Over the last two years, we have been working with public agency staff, citizens, and national advocates to craft a way forward for transit in Indianapolis.  We’ve taken stakeholders and interested citizens through the difficult choices implied by the geometry of high-ridership service and the need to balance this with non-ridership goals.  We’ve briefed interested City Council members, and at the core of the project, we hammered out new network concepts with city transportation staff at the table.

c016901c-b0ea-4208-9689-b872aceff53dNow there’s a plan.  I’ll be in Indianapolis on March 16-17 to help brief key leaders about it, but I’ll also be at a terrific public breakfast event on March 17 called Next Stop Opportunity.  I love this name because, as can tell from today’s article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, I really believe that liberty and opportunity, in the urban context, are the whole point of public transit.

I’ll write more about the plan, but if you are in Indianapolis, I hope you can join us bright and early on March 17.  Learn more and register here.

2 Responses to Indianapolis: Next Stop: Opportunity

  1. Mike March 16, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

    Great to see Indianapolis getting better public transit, as the current network is one of the worst in the USA for a large city.

    My only two concerns are:

    Attractive, high frequency service seems to be concentrated in only one part of the city (the east), with what looks like many high frequency lines in a small area. Can some of those resources not be used to provide better service in other parts of the city?

    In relation to the first question. The southern area only has 60 minute bus service on almost all lines. That does not seem like a good way to build transit usage, and maybe some of the closely spaced service in the east can be optimized to provide better service in other areas.

    A good start. But given that a tax vote is being planned for this plan. Why not seek funding to build a proper network with 30 minute or better service on all lines? This is the chance to do something good.

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