A proposal to reverse the ban that has precluded Marion County and surrounding suburbs from building or acquiring a light-rail mass-transit project passed an Indiana House committee Wednesday.
The project will close the two streets just north of Fall Creek Parkway, as part of Citizens Energy’s $2 billion project to improve waterways.
Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Nathan Riggs said preliminary plans for the project are being developed and a contractor should be picked next spring.
The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday night approved a plan to limit left turns at dozens of intersections on Meridian Street and College Avenue in preparation for the impending Red Line bus rapid-transit project.
The Carmel Board of Public Works approved the agreement with a Goshen-based construction contractor at a meeting Wednesday morning.
Indiana’s gas tax will increase by 10 cents a gallon under House Enrolled Act 1002, which goes into effect Saturday. The tax will jump from 18 cents to 28 cents a gallon.
The project will eliminate three of the five existing travel lanes from 116th Street to Main Street, add roundabouts at intersections, install a landscape median through the corridor and put multipurpose paths on both sides of the road.
President Trump’s federal budget plan, released Thursday, proposes cuts to the Federal Transit Administration program that would fund the $75 million Red Line grant.
If approved, the plan would not require any future vote on tollways by lawmakers once a specific tolling plan is in place. Instead, it would leave that up to the discretion of the governor.
The Indiana Department of Transportation said northbound lanes of Interstate 465 reopened Wednesday, only one day after a truck carrying heavy equipment heavily damaged a highway overpass on the west side of Indianapolis.
BlueIndy was the first electric-car-sharing service in the United States for France-based Bollore Group. BlueLA will be the second.
The Nov. 8 referendum—if it’s approved—doesn’t institute a transit tax. It only gives the City-County Council permission to vote on one, if it chooses to.
The deal, which still needs to be approved by the full council, would give the city $45,000 per year in franchise fees.
The Washington Township board voted earlier Tuesday to put the proposed tax hike on November ballots, but the overall decision hinged on whether Clay Township would also agree on the referendum.
For the first weekday morning commute at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center, IndyGo workers fanned out to help riders get their bearings. Traffic lights didn’t always cooperate.
The referendums being considered in two townships would propose a 0.25 percent income-tax increase to support public transportation projects, including the Red Line bus route.
BlueIndy, the electric car-sharing service that was launched in Indianapolis in September, has installed 20 “Bluecars” in the airport’s daily parking garage.
Business leaders in charge of the advocacy work said Tuesday morning they expect to launch a “targeted” advertising and informational campaign by highlighting the possible benefits of expanded mass transit to a wide variety of groups.
The Hamilton County Council and Board of Commissioners had a joint meeting Monday night to discuss the financing arrangement to transform the state highway into a free-flow parkway with roundabout-style interchanges.
At least 50 million people are in the path of a potentially catastrophic winter storm that already is paralyzing transportation and shutting down public services.