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IndyGo has announced upcoming meetings to discuss the Red Line progress.  All neighbors are encouraged to attend and learn more!

(Source: IndyGo Public Transit Corporation email: 3/3/17)

 

Join us for an upcoming Red Line Rapid Transit Public Meeting

The next round of public meetings for the Red Line Rapid Transit project have been set for the following dates:

Thursday, March 9 at the North United Methodist Church (3808 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208)

Open House from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. presentation at 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 16 at the University of Indianapolis; Schwitzer Building Hall A (1400 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227)

Open House from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. presentation at 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22 at Central Library (40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204)

Open House from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. presentation at 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22 at Central Library (40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204)

Open House from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. presentation at 6:15 p.m.

Why are we having these meetings now?

Due to the enactment of dedicated local funding, the Transit Plan will be implemented with or without federal funding. As we await appropriation from Congress, we are having public meetings to keep the project on schedule and allow it to be shovel-ready as soon as possible. The Red Line is one component of the larger Marion County Transit Plan, which proposes significant improvements system-wide. The Red Line is the central spine of this plan; many routes will connect with the corridor, allowing for quick connections to many parts of the city.

What is the expected outcome of these public meetings?

Our goal is to update the public on project design plans, introduce the project team, give a high-level schedule, and overview important aspects of construction. A significant amount of time will be devoted to answering public questions and addressing concerns.

Federal Funding Update

The $75 million Small Starts Grant was recommended for the Red Line and is in the 2017 fiscal year national budget. As our federal budget is currently being funded by a continuing resolution, the discretionary Small Starts grant program dollars have not yet been appropriated. It is important to note that the dedicated local funds, enacted by a positive City-County Council decision on February 27, allow the Red Line to move forward with or without these federal dollars.

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