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Mass transit opponent pitches wider roadsRestricted Content

July 6, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
A leading opponent of the plan for regional mass transit is floating an alternative that calls for widening north-south commuter corridors like Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Capitol Avenue and College Avenue.
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Indianapolis to get 500-vehicle electric car-sharing system

June 10, 2013
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
A French company's $35 million system would help Indianapolis open more charging stations than any other city in the nation by 2025.
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San Francisco firm set to land towing contract

June 6, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
AutoReturn is in line for a five-year citywide towing-management deal after getting unanimous approval Wednesday from the Indianapolis Board of Code Enforcement.
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New north-side IndyGo route starts in June

May 13, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
IndyGo will begin new crosstown service June 10 on 86th Street, the result of a $6 million budget increase that has funded improvements throughout the bus system.
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Indiana Amtrak riders suggest more frequent trains

May 6, 2013
Associated Press
State officials are studying the estimated $4 million to $5 million a year it might cost to continue Amtrak's Hoosier State service between Indianapolis and Chicago.
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IUPUI students, faculty keep watch on parking issueRestricted Content

May 4, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
Opponents of privatization fear trustees will take action on the controversial issue over the summer.
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Advocates for mass transit may need to ante upRestricted Content

April 20, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Indianapolis area’s largest employers have spent millions of dollars studying and promoting regional mass transit, but if the idea is going to get past the Legislature, they might have to put money into the $1.3 billion system as well.
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Mass-transit bill leaps one hurdle, heads for another

March 21, 2013
 The Statehouse File
A Senate committee Wednesday passed a measure that would give area residents a chance to vote on whether to pay higher taxes to expand the mass-transit system. Lawmakers sent the bill to the Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee.
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Kenley drops out as sponsor of mass-transit bill

March 19, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
Already skeptical of a mass-transit plan for the Indianapolis metro area, influential Sen. Luke Kenley said he decided it was inappropriate to be listed as a sponsor without giving the bill his unqualified support.
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Mass transit campaign floods market with $1 millionRestricted Content

March 16, 2013
Chris O'Malley
The campaign to expand public transit in the region has generated a busload of money for some media and marketing outlets, thanks to $1 million in federal grants to advertise the benefits of mass transit.
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Census: Hamilton County has high commuting rate

March 7, 2013
Associated Press
New U.S. Census Bureau figures show that central Indiana's Hamilton County has one of the nation's highest ratios of residents who travel to another county for work.
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Transit bill to face tough road in SenateRestricted Content

March 2, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
A bill to create a rapid-transit system in central Indiana is headed for the crucible of the Senate, where skeptics stand ready to tear apart the proposal’s $1.3 billion financing plan.
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Architects, planners brainstorm Indianapolis transit terminal designRestricted Content

February 23, 2013
Mason King
Here’s what we don’t know: what it will look like, what amenities users can expect, and how it will link to rapid-transit lines still in the planning stages. At the moment, the 1.9-acre parcel is a city-owned parking lot, situated on the south side of Washington Street between Delaware and Alabama streets. But architecture, urban planning and mass transit fans imagine it as an empty canvas, with the potential to showcase a signature structure that triggers more development nearby.
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City reports rise in parking meter profit, revenue

February 21, 2013
Dan Human
Indianapolis estimates it earned about $1 million more from parking meters in 2012, with meter revenue almost doubling from the previous year, the Department of Public Works announced Thursday.
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Mass-transit bill amended, ready for House vote

February 21, 2013
 The Statehouse File
A bill to let voters authorize higher taxes in central Indiana to pay for an expanded mass-transit system is ready for a full vote in the House after an amendment restricted who would be affected by it.
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Local freeway congestion not getting worse, study finds

February 8, 2013
Chris O'Malley
An Indianapolis commuter spent an average of 41 hours in freeway delays during rush hour in 2011, the same as in 2010, according to a study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
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Shuttle to Hamilton County job sites is tweakedRestricted Content

February 2, 2013
A reverse-commute shuttle that helps Indianapolis residents get to jobs in Carmel and Fishers is being expanded.
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Fishers to kick in $8M toward new I-69 interchange

December 17, 2012
Anthony Schoettle
The Fishers Town Council voted Monday to spend $8 million in local funds toward construction of an Interstate 69 exit at 106th Street that will cost an estimated $25 million to build.
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Transit supporters set to kick off new campaign

November 14, 2012
The campaign, Indy Connect Now, will urge state legislators to allow voters to decide whether to fund an expanded mass-transit system in the area.
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Feds to fund bus between Indianapolis, Plainfield businessesRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
The three-year service will take riders to Amazon, BrightPoint, Ryder and other big west-side employers.
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Commuter subsidies often go unnoticedRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Mason King
In a dark little corner of the tax code known as Section 132(f), the IRS lets employers provide tax-free benefits—typically, payroll deductions and/or subsidies—to employees for commuting costs. That includes vans, buses, bikes, trains, and even parking. And both parties can save, since they’re not getting dinged for their respective taxes on the amount of the benefit.
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City decides on half block for transit hubRestricted Content

July 21, 2012
Cory Schouten
The Mayor’s Office and local mass transit leaders have reached consensus on a site for a $30 million downtown transit center. The preferred location is a city-owned surface parking lot along Washington Street between the City-County Building and Marion County Jail.
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'Michigan left' promises learning curve, less congestion

July 14, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Drivers wanting to turn left at an intersection under reconstruction in Fishers will first have to turn right.
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South Street to close near downtown CityWay project

July 3, 2012
A portion of the busy downtown street will close through the summer beginning July 9, and lane restrictions will be in effect on Delaware Street as part of a road-improvement project near the CityWay mixed-use development.
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Commuter matchmaker changes name, broadens serviceRestricted Content

June 23, 2012
Central Indiana Commuter Services becomes Commuter Connect, expects to work more closely with employers.
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