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More public meetings scheduled

Meetings will gather input on draft transportation plan

February 16, 2010

For Immediate Release
02.16.2010

CONTACT:
Laura Miller, Caldwell VanRiper for Indy Connect
Office: 317.635.9171
Cell: 317.332.3306
lmiller@cvrindy.com

Ryan Heath, Caldwell VanRiper for Indy Connect
Office: 317.635.9170
Cell: 317.796.4065
rheath@cvrindy.com

INDIANAPOLIS—Indy Connect, Central Indiana’s Transportation Initiative, will continue its series of public meetings this week to get feedback from members of the community on a draft regional transportation plan. Residents and other local stakeholders will have the opportunity to speak with transportation experts about the draft regional plan and provide input and suggestions for improvement. Residents will be able to view maps and a video outlining each of the plan’s recommendations, which include more bus service, commuter and light rail, expanded roadways, and pedestrian walkways and bike paths.

Meetings for the coming week include stops at the Pike Performing Arts Center, Hancock County Public Library—Greenfield Branch, and the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library in Zionsville.

Indy Connect—a collaborative effort between the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization, IndyGo, and Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA)—will hold nearly 30 public meetings throughout Central Indiana from February through the end of March to gather input on the draft plan, which builds on decades of public studies and the recommendations of the Central Indiana Transit Task Force, a group of business leaders dedicated to identifying transportation solutions. Public feedback and suggestions will be incorporated into a revised plan in late 2010 that will be presented to the public for further consideration.

For more information on Indy Connect, including a draft map outlining the various modes of transportation, their proposed routes and a list of additional public meetings, or to submit feedback on the draft plan, go to www.indyconnect.org.

Meeting details for the week of Feb. 22

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23—Pike Performing Arts Center, 6701 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24—Hancock County Public Library—Greenfield Branch, 900 W. McKenzie Road, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 25—Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. Fifth St., Zionsville, 6:30 p.m.

About Indy Connect:
Indy Connect is an unprecedented collaboration of public entities working toward a regional transportation vision. Building on decades of research and the recommendations of a private sector-led task force, Indy Connect seeks to engage the public in shaping a regional transportation system that will benefit all Central Indiana communities.

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