Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Indy Connect Announces Public Meeting Schedule

Indy Connect, Central Indiana’s Transportation Initiative, will provide details about its long-range transportation plan during public meetings throughout the region, beginning on Monday, Nov. 8.

The long-range transportation plan is the result of an extensive public outreach effort and planning by regional transportation experts. Central Indiana residents provided feedback to a draft transportation plan that connects residents in Marion and surrounding counties through bus and rail transit, as well as roadways and bike and pedestrian walkways. Feedback was collected at more than 150 community meetings and events throughout the region, through the Indy Connect website, a phone line, mail-in questionnaires and face-to-face meetings.

“Indy Connect represents the most extensive transportation outreach effort ever conducted in Central Indiana,” said Lori Miser, executive director of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization, a partnering organization in the Indy Connect initiative. “The volume of input we received from residents and community leaders helped us identify transportation options that connect people to people and people to places in our region.”

The long-range transportation plan will be shared during public meetings from November 8 through November 18. The following is a list of scheduled meetings:

* Monday, Nov. 8—Greenwood Public Library, 310 S. Meridian Street, 5:30 p.m.
* Monday, Nov. 8—Monon Community Center, 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, 7 p.m.
* Tuesday, Nov. 9—Plainfield Public Library, 1120 Stafford Road, 6 p.m.
* Tuesday, Nov. 9—Julia Carson Government Center, 300 E. Fall Creek Parkway N. Drive, Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
* Wednesday, Nov. 10—Beech Grove Community Center, 5245 Hornet Ave., 6 p.m.
* Wednesday, Nov. 10—Hamilton County Government and Judicial Center, One Hamilton County Square, Noblesville, 7 p.m.
* Saturday, Nov. 13—Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive, 10 a.m.
* Tuesday, Nov. 16—Pecar Health Center, 6940 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, 6 p.m.
* Tuesday, Nov. 16—John H. Boner Community Center, 2236 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
* Wednesday, Nov. 17—IndyGo Training Center, 1501 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
* Wednesday, Nov. 17—Chapel Hill 7th & 8th Grade Center, 7320 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
* Thursday, Nov. 18—Robert Sterrett Senior Center, 8950 Otis Ave., Indianapolis, 7 p.m.

Additional Indy Connect briefings are being scheduled for County Council meetings in Marion, Boone, Hendricks, Hamilton, Shelby, Hancock, Morgan and Johnson counties. A list of County Council presentation dates will be available and updated on www.indyconnect.org.

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