The city of Fishers has released a study that says constructing a trail on the Nickel Plate Railroad corridor would cost at least $20 million more if the development maintained a rail line alongside the trail.
Two lawmakers sent letters to the Indianapolis City-County Council this week encouraging them to investigate whether the city owns any portion of the Nickel Plate Railroad line.
Ohio-based U.S. Rail Holdings has asked the Federal Surface Transportation Board to force the line’s owners to sell the railroad line.
The regulations, passed 19-6 by the council, pave the way for Lime and Bird to return scooters to Indianapolis after they receive permits and agree to new conditions and fees.
At least two law firms are pursuing suits against the federal government on behalf of landowners as Hamilton County leaders make plans to convert a portion of the line into a pedestrian trail.
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.
Attorneys have started talking to landowners along the Nickel Plate Railroad corridor about their property rights.
The fate of the historic Nickel Plate Railroad could be decided this summer—but there’s no consensus on what the corridor should look like or on the impact or costs of projects.