A complex system of signs along Indianapolis’ interstate highway system was pressed into action after a propane tanker exploded
in October near I-465 and I-69.
The decision to sidetrack a 110-mph Chicago-Indianapolis-Cincinnati train hasn’t received any attention
locally. High-speed rail could someday become an economic development engine here, but it has
not gained as much attention here as improved highways or a commuter rail line from downtown to Noblesville.
IndyGo, for all its faults, is the Cadillac of transit systems in the Indianapolis region. Service breaks at county lines
and the absence of passenger shelters are among the deficiencies facing transit systems in surrounding counties.
The westbound lane of Interstate 465 reopened Friday afternoon on the city’s northeast side following the tanker explosion Thursday that closed parts of the expressway in both directions.
The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority, IndyGo and other Indianapolis-area transit groups are the subject of
a study that could result in them being reorganized.
Indiana State Police are cautioning motorists to steer clear of Interstates 465 and 69 on the northeast side of the city this
evening following a propane tanker explosion that closed the roadways.
A liquid propane tanker exploded on a highway ramp Thursday morning, closing Interstates 69 and 465 on the north side of Indianapolis.
According to initial TV reports, the closure could be long term due to structural damage caused by the explosion.
An urban advocacy group is trying to bring a big-city concept to Indianapolis: car sharing. People for Urban
Progress cites environmental benefits as well as cost savings for urban dwellers who might find it practical to ditch their
A partnership of electric utilities and technology companies is intent on making Indianapolis the first city in the nation to test plug-in electrics on a mass scale, perhaps starting later this year.
The Metropolitan Development Commission has given city planners the green light to seek an expedited study that would provide
a clearer picture of what a comprehensive regional transit system could look like and how much it would cost.
A 2005 study for the state says an outer highway loop-like the one Gov. Mitch Daniels proposed Nov. 9-would reduce traffic northeast of the city, potentially splashing cold water on a rapid transit plan. But supporters aren’t backing down.