On November 8, 2016, the ballot question for Marion County residents will read:
City-County Council Special Ordinance #1, 2016: Referendum for Transit Funding
Shall Marion County have the ability to impose a county economic development income tax rate, not to exceed a rate of 0.25%, to pay for improving or establishing public transportation service in the county through a public transportation projectthat will create a connected network of buses and rapid transit lines; increase service frequency; extend operational hours; and implement three new rapid transit lines?
This referendum asks voters if they wish to spend 25¢ for every $100 of earned income for a dedicated transit fund to implement the Marion County Transit Plan. This referendum is advisory and the Indianapolis/Marion County Council will still need to approve this additional funding. The Marion County Transit Plan describes the service and outcomes if the tax is enacted at 0.25%. If the City-County Council of Marion County and Indianapolis adjusts the funding, then appropriate adjustments will be made to the Plan.
Based on years of planning with the support of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA), the Marion County Transit Plan is a detailed investment plan for mass transit, including improvements such as:
(*The Red Line from Broad Ripple to the University of Indianapolis is already funded with a federal grant. The rest of the Red Line, to the northern and southern county lines, along with the rest of the proposed system, will only be built if a referendum passes.)
For more information about the Marion County Transit Plan, and to stay informed about public meetings and other opportunities to provide feedback into the plan, visit the project website at www.IndyGo.net/TransitPlan.
Section 3: The Marion County Transit Plan, of the larger Central Indiana Transit Plan.
This map shows the proposed system for 2021. In the map, red routes have buses coming every 15 minutes or better, blue routes are every 30 minutes, and green routes are every 60 minutes.
These handouts include maps of the existing and future system, national transit system rankings, funding and costs, key dates, and other useful information.
These maps illustrate the proposed service in the Marion County Transit Plan in terms of who the proposed routes and increased frequencies would serve.
This 18″x28″ informational poster includes only the facts of the plan and is perfect for posting in community centers, businesses, and other places. If you would like to pick up a copy to post in your neighborhood, email Info@IndyConnect.org.
This presentation has been given to many community groups and organizations to discuss the highlights of the Marion County Transit Plan.
These boards are used at public meetings.
Check out upcoming opportunities to learn more about the Marion County Transit Plan!
A map of Indy Connect meetings from 2010 through 2016.
Check out this document illustrating how transit service today would compare to service in the Marion County Transportation Plan for each Marion County City-County Council District.