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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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Hamilton County I-69 widening will reduce lanes

April 23, 2012
Associated Press
A project to widen Interstate 69 at the 116th Street/Indiana 37 interchange in Fishers will restrict traffic to two lanes in both directions beginning in June.
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Trial bus route connects central Indiana cities

April 10, 2012
Associated Press
Miller Trailways and the City of Anderson Transit System have a 30-day trial contract that allows Miller buses to use the downtown CATS terminal as a stop along its routes between Muncie and Indianapolis. The buses also stop in Pendleton and Fortville.
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Rising gas prices prompt creation of ninth area vanpool routeRestricted Content

April 7, 2012
Central Indiana Commuter Services started offering service this month between Franklin and the Defense Finance & Accounting Services facility in Indianapolis.
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Greenwood rejects cross-country bicycle route

March 29, 2012
Associated Press
A proposed cross-country bicycle route won't cut through downtown Greenwood and could be rerouted out of Johnson County altogether.
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Commuter lines expand with Carmel, Fishers shuttles

March 28, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority has announced fares for a new reverse-commute shuttle-bus service from park-and-ride lots in Carmel and Fishers. The service begins Monday.
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Mass transit backers regroup for next yearRestricted Content

March 17, 2012
Despite years of intensive public and politician outreach, a transit bill died in the House Ways and Means Committee in late January by an 11-10 vote. Supporters plan education push, one-on-one meetings.
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Bloomington officials narrowly OK I-69 extension

March 9, 2012
Associated Press
A Bloomington planning panel voted narrowly Friday to back off its opposition to a section of the Interstate 69 extension from Indianapolis to Evansville that would pass through Monroe County.
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Reverse-commuter lines to roll to Hendricks, Hamilton counties

March 2, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Green_Bingaman_WatchVideoEmployers in Hamilton County and Hendricks County may find it easier to attract workers from Marion County, with the planned launch of a “reverse commuting” bus service.
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IndyGo ridership way up during Super Bowl festivities

February 8, 2012
Passenger traffic on IndyGo buses rose nearly 40 percent during a 10-day span leading up to game, thanks to free rides on fixed routes during four of the days.
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Neighborhoods outside downtown hoping for big crowds, too

February 1, 2012
Scott Olson
Starting Thursday, a free shuttle service will carry Super Bowl visitors to Indianapolis-area hotspots such as Massachusetts Avenue, Fountain Square and Broad Ripple, or as far away as Carmel, Greenfield, Shelbyville or the village of Zionsville.
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Central Indiana mass-transit bill dies in committee

January 26, 2012
 The Statehouse File
A bill that could have led to a new mass-transit system in Indianapolis and surrounding counties failed in committee Thursday morning.
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More downtown streets set to close before big game

January 26, 2012
Several streets will close Friday as Indianapolis gears up to host the Super Bowl on Feb. 5.
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Vanpool commuter service expands, gets cars off the roadRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The latest route launched by Central Indiana Commuter Services runs from Carmel to Kokomo.
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Indy tests its snow-removal plan for Super Bowl

January 13, 2012
Associated Press
A light snowfall that's blanketed Indianapolis is giving the city's street crews a chance to test their snow-removal strategy for the Super Bowl.
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Transit plan may boost real estate investmentRestricted Content

December 17, 2011
Chris O'Malley
A proposed $1.3 billion transit system might bring redevelopment to urban neighborhoods. Yet transit proponents have surprisingly little to say about how much the system could generate in new real estate investment.
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Mayors back transit tax hike in Marion, Hamilton counties

December 13, 2011
Chris O'Malley
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard say more local transit options are needed despite the steep cost. A ballot referendum would be required so voters could consider a 0.3-percent income-tax increase to pay for a $1.3 billion project.
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Purdue study profiles Hoosier driversRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Older drivers struggle on wet or icy roads; young drivers are most dangerous on dry pavement.
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Passengers likely would shoulder chunk of transit system costsRestricted Content

November 19, 2011
Chris O'Malley
Federal transit data suggests passenger fares would generate about one-fourth of the money needed to operate a suburban rail and expanded bus system proposed for the region.
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Civic leaders urge Ballard to tackle woes facing urban coreRestricted Content

November 12, 2011
Francesca Jarosz
Community leaders are coalescing around a three-prong strategy to attract residents and capital to neighborhoods from just outside downtown to the borders of Interstate 465. It’s not yet clear whether all the initiatives will have the full support of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.
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