With all the talk about rapid transit, I think we should take a look at the history of rapid transit in Indianapolis.
In the late 1800s to early 1900s, we had the inter-urban. In fact, on the south side of Indy, the Stop 10, Stop 11, Stop 12 roads were all named for the inter-urban stops. The inter-urbans ceased in the 1920s.
From the 1930s to 1950s, we had streetcars that ran all over town. They are now gone.
In about 2003, IU Health constructed its People Mover at a cost of about $44 million. It is now defunct.
We currently have the Red Line. Where will it be in 10 years? For the prices we pay for rapid transit in Indianapolis, it never seems to last very long. Why are we considering a Blue Line and a Purple Line? They will be money wasted..