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CIRTA launches campaign to support mass transit

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The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority announced Tuesday that it’s starting a petition drive to support any local funding options that might improve mass transit.

CIRTA and other transit groups said they’ll gather signatures in an effort to show state lawmakers the amount of backing for referenda targeting transit.

The groups plan to deliver the signatures to lawmakers when the next legislative session convenes in January. They declined to set a goal for the number of signatures they hope to gather, a spokeswoman for CIRTA said.

“We know that improved transit is a high priority for many central Indiana residents,” CIRTA Executive Director Ehren Bingaman said in a written statement. “We want to make sure our lawmakers know it as well.”

Central Indiana residents can go to www.CIRTA.us to sign a petition, and petitions also will be available throughout the summer at various local fairs and festivals.

The authority also is encouraging businesses, not-for-profits and organizations to submit resolutions supporting referenda.

IndyGo, in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association’s annual Dump the Pump Day, is offering free rides on its fixed-route and open-door buses for the entire day on Thursday.

 

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  • Route?
    Bloomington- Airport-downtown
    Downtown - west lafayette-Chicago (existing w/poor schedule)
    Downtown - Carmel-Kokomo
    I wonder what a good downtown loop would look like.
    WVU has a system with smaller cars that may serve peoples schedules better http://transportation.wvu.edu/prt
  • Proud to do so
    I proudly signed this petition this afternoon, and I hope that others will join me. Good public transit is an economic development tool, pure and simple. Not only can visitors and employees move more easily throughout the city, but higher-density development follows transit corridors. Our city will benefit greatly, and I hope each of us can spread that message.

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