Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Attention Homeowners!

December 31 is Deadline for Filing Deductions to be Applied to Your Property Taxes

Mortgage Deduction

If you are buying property on a recorded mortgage or a recorded contract, and you are a resident of the State of Indiana, you could qualify for a mortgage deduction (IC 6-1.1-12.1). The value of the deduction may not exceed the amount of the indebtedness.

In order for these deductions to be applied to your property taxes, you must be the owner of the property and filed for the deduction on or before December 31 in order for the deductions to be credited to the taxes payable the following year. The deduction is either one half of your assessed valuation or $3,000, whichever is less. A person owning more than one property may not receive mortgage deductions totaling more than $3,000. If you refinance or have a deed change at any time, you will need to re-file these deductions.

For more information, or to file online, go to: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/County/Auditor/Services/Online/Pages/AuditorMortgageDeduction.aspx

The Mortgage Deduction is one of many deductions. To learn more about the various deductions available to residential property owners, check out: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/County/Auditor/Services/Pages/deduction_guide.aspx

The Marion County Auditor's Office encourages homeowners to complete the application online, but it may also be completed in person or by mail. The Auditor's Real Estate office is located in the City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St., Suite 841. The office is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. You can reach a customer service representative by calling (317) 327-4646.

Friday, December 24, 2010

State Taking Public Comment on Mayor’s Proposal to Transfer Water & Wastewater Systems to Citizens Energy Group

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), the state agency charged with reviewing Mayor Greg Ballard’s proposal to transfer the water and wastewater systems to Citizens Energy Group, has issued a docket entry setting a hearing to take testimony from the general public.

The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School Auditorium, 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. The hearing’s public comment portion will begin at 6 p.m., with an informational session offered by the Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) on the regulatory process and public hearing procedures starting at 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, the OUCC, a separate state agency that represents consumers in all cases before the IURC, announced today that it is accepting written comments through Jan. 12. Consumers who wish to submit written comments may send them to the OUCC via:

* OUCC website: www.in.gov/oucc/2370.htm
* E-mail: uccinfo@oucc.IN.gov
* Mail: Consumer Services Staff; Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor;
115 W. Washington St., Suite 1500 South; Indianapolis, IN 46204
* Fax: (317) 232-5923

“The IURC’s approval of the request for a hearing to take testimony from the public and the OUCC’s decision to take public comment are very positive steps in this process to review our proposal,” said Mayor Ballard. “We have held countless public forums at the local level, and these additional opportunities for public input demonstrate the State’s commitment to the same kind of open government that we have delivered in the City of Indianapolis.”

The IURC issued its docket entry on Tuesday. At the hearing, members of the public can offer sworn oral and written comments. Oral and written consumer comments carry equal weight and will become part of the official record considered by the IURC in reaching its final decision. IURC commissioners are not permitted to answer consumer questions during the formal field hearing. However, OUCC, IURC, City and Citizens staff will be available before, during and after the hearing.

“After the proposal receives a full vetting by our state government, I hope it will be promptly approved so we can invest the more than $425 million we will receive to repair our streets, bridges and sidewalks and take down unsalvageable abandoned homes,” said Mayor Ballard. “And, by 2025, Citizens’ customers will enjoy rates projected to be 25 percent lower than they otherwise would have been and utilities that are free from local partisan politics.”

The OUCC’s notice is included with this release. For more information, visit www.indy.gov/utilities or call (317) 327-4MAC. To access the documents filed in the IURC proceeding, visit the IURC’s Electronic Document System (EDS) at https://myweb.in.gov/IURC/eds/. Once you access the EDS, click the Cases link. In the docket number field, type the number 43936, and click the search button. To access the filings, click the Filings\Docket Entries button.

Don't forget--recycle your Christmas tree!

The City’s Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Indy Parks, will offer seven drop-off locations in Marion County for residents to recycle their Christmas trees beginning December 26, 2010, through January 31, 2011.

The City’s tree recycling program diverts waste from the landfill and adds mulch to our parks and street trees. Last year, nearly 15,000 Christmas trees were recycled through the City’s collection program. Residents are encouraged to help make Indianapolis a more sustainable city and take advantage of this easy, environmentally friendly way to dispose of their trees.

Residents are asked to remove all ornaments, lights, tree stands, plastic bags, nails and other decorations before drop-off. No artificial trees will be accepted. Trees will be accepted at the following locations during normal park hours (dawn to dusk), seven days a week. Follow signs within each park to the specific drop-off locations.

* Broad Ripple Park, 1610 Broad Ripple Ave., south lot
* Ellenberger Park, 5301 E. St. Clair St., west of pool in main parking lot
* Garfield Park, 2432 Conservatory Drive, MacAllister Center
* Krannert Park, 605 S. High School Road, north parking lot
* Riverside Park, 2420 N. Riverside Drive, tennis court parking lot
* Perry Park, 451 E. Stop 11 Road, soccer field parking lot
* Sahm Park, 6801 E. 91st St., soccer field parking lot

To learn more about the program or about Mayor Ballard’s vision of making Indianapolis one of the most sustainable cities in the Midwest, visit www.sustainindy.org.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cultural Trail Southeast Corridor Construction Update

In preparation for the Cultural Trail's construction, AT&T will begin relocating its lines from the west to the east side of Virginia Ave. between South St. and McCarty St. soon after the first of the year.

WHEN? This work will begin in early January (specific start location is yet to be determined).

WHERE? Both sides of Virginia St. between South St. and McCarty St.

WHAT'S IMPACTED? Virginia St. will remain open and access will be maintained to any existing business or residence. However, traffic lanes will shift in work zones and traffic may be managed by the construction crew. Parking may be restricted in direct work zones only or as required to maintain traffic.

HOW LONG? The work is expected to be completed by April 2011, preferably prior to Cultural Trail construction, which may begin around the same time.

The contractor for the Southeast Corridor construction is Hunt Paving Company. In late January or February, we will schedule a meeting with you (the neighborhoods in this area) and Hunt Paving to discuss its construction schedule.

Monday, December 20, 2010

IndyGo Administers Over $500,000 in Federal Funding to Mobility Services

Job Access and Reverse Commute and New Freedom grant application process for 2011 begins in February

Serving as a grant administrator for the State of Indiana, IndyGo recently dispersed $555,937 in federal assistance between six mobility-based services in Central Indiana. The funding, provided by the Federal Transit Administration’s Job Access and Reverse Commute and New Freedom programs, is awarded annually to local organizations with unmet transportation needs.

The Job Access and Reverse Commute program helps fund employment-related transportation services and activities for low-income individuals, while the New Freedom program supports transportation options for people with disabilities that are beyond those required by the American Disabilities Act.

A review committee—comprised of members from the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority—assisted IndyGo in awarding the 2010 grant funding to the below organizations.

▪ The Central Indiana Council on Aging received $183,525 in New Freedom funds to support the provision of transportation vouchers for elderly disabled individuals in an eight county area within the Indianapolis metropolitan region.

▪ Access Johnson County received $133,282 in New Freedom funds for the continued support of its employment connector service and taxi voucher program, which provides transportation to persons with disabilities so they can access employment and life sustaining services.

▪ The Pathway to Future Learning Center received $89,093 in Job Access and Reverse Commute operating funds to support its transportation services that give low-income individuals access to job training and employment, particularly at worksites outside of Indianapolis and across county lines.

▪ IndyGo received $74,037 in New Freedom operating funds to continue the support of its paratransit taxi voucher program, which provides an alternative transportation option for persons with disabilities.

▪ Family Service of Central Indiana received $44,000 in Job Access and Reverse Commute operating funds for the continued support of its “Ways to Work” car loan program that targets low-income individuals needing vehicles for accessing and sustaining employment. In return, loan recipients are required to car pool with others.

▪ The Catholic Charities of Indianapolis received $32,000 in Job Access and Reverse Commute capital assistance to help fund the purchase of a mini-bus that will provide transportation support to hundreds of immigrants relocating to Indianapolis. The project will facilitate self-sufficiency for these individuals by giving them access to employment and employment training.

In 2007, the State of Indiana designated IndyGo the recipient of these federal program funds, requiring the company to manage the grant administration and distribution process throughout the Indianapolis metropolitan region. Eligible recipients of these funds include public or private operators of public transportation, authorized units of local government and private not-for-profit organizations. Any Job Access and Reverse Commute and New Freedom grants that are awarded require local matching funds to be secured and provided by the grantee.

Organizations interested in applying for future Job Access and Reverse Commute or New Freedom funding should contact Roscoe Brown, IndyGo director of coordinated transportation programs at rbrown@indygo.net with questions. The 2011 call for projects begins on Monday, February 14, at which point grant applications will be available for download at IndyGo.net. Organizations typically have 60 days to complete the application.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Keep the kids entertained during the holiday vacation –inexpensively

Bring the family Downtown during school break

Things to do Dec. 18 – Jan. 3

Most school-aged children are on vacation for two weeks and the budget’s blown on holiday gifts…What’s a parent to do? Downtown Indianapolis is keeping the holiday fun in full-swing with tons of pocketbook-friendly events. Listed below are several ideas to keep the kids busy (and the parents happy) without spending a fortune.


· Bundle up and take a walk around The Canal and White River State Park or Monument Circle admiring the Circle of Lights® presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW 481 (until Jan. 8) – FREE.

· Go swimming at the Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.

· Go duckpin bowling at Action Duckpin Bowl or Atomic Bowl Duckpin in Fountain Square.

· Take a twirl around the ice skating rink at the Indiana/World Academy Skating Academy in Pan Am Plaza.

· Test your skills at the Amazing Games arcade at Jillian's or try cosmic bowling in the Retro Hi Life lanes. Grab a bite to eat in the Video CafĂ©.


· Take a guided memorial tour and visit the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum, located in the basement of the Indiana Soldiers & Sailors Monument (open Wednesday through Sunday) – FREE.

· Take a tour through the Indianapolis Museum of Art or check out Christmas at the Lilly House through Jan 2. – FREE (parking included.)

· Kids will love the hands-on approach at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, where kids of all ages are encouraged to touch and let their imaginations take over! Don’t miss The Children’s Museum Jolly Days Winter Wonderland through Jan. 9. This event features a Snow Castle, Yule Slide and photos with Santa. Polar Bears to Penguins exhibit is also on display through Jan. 2.

· Visit the Indiana State Museum’s Celebration Crossing through Dec. 31 and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition through Jan. 16.

· View the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art’s new exhibit, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, on display through Jan. 9. (IUPUI students and staff and kids under 4 get in FREE.)

· Visit holidays past at the beautifully decorated Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, dressed up in all the trappings of holidays past at the White House. He was the first president to decorate a tree in the White House.

· Visit the past at the Morris Butler House Museum and the James Whitcomb Riley Home.

· It’s tea time! Take the family to the Indianapolis Propylaeum’s Holiday Children’s Tea "Peter Pan and the Pirates" Dec. 29, complete with scones, tea sandwiches, sweets and flavored teas.


· The Indiana Historical Society hosts Winterfest Dec. 27 -30. Engage your creative spirit and roll up your sleeves for family-friendly, hands-on activities and more!

· Visit the Indianapolis Zoo for Christmas at the Zoo & White River Gardens' Woodland Wonderland presented by Wells Fargo Advisors until Dec. 30. Stroll through the Zoo covered in lights to see animals, indoor exhibits, the holiday dolphin show, Santa’s Village presented by Community Health Network, carolers, Santa’s Sweet Shop, the All A-Glow Light Show presented by Macy’s and more!

* Don’t miss Christmas at the Puppet Studio! This Downtown tradition takes place Dec. 10 - 27 at Peewinkle's Puppet Studio.
* Follow the yellow brick road to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Lilly Theatre for “Dorothy Returns” holiday production Dec. 18 - 19, 21 – 24, 28 - 31 and Jan. 1 – 2.
* Have “Tea with Mrs. Claus” Dec. 19 & 26 in the Indiana State Museum’s L.S. Ayres Tea Room. Mrs. Claus and Raggedy Ann greet guests as they enjoy dainty sandwiches, scones, pastries and tea.
* Take in the spectacular Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Yuletide Celebration through Dec. 23.


· See the Indianapolis Colts in action vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars Dec. 19 or Tennessee Titans Jan. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

· Cheer on your Indiana Pacers as they take on the New Orleans Hornets Dec. 20, Memphis Grizzlies Dec. 26 or Washington Wizards Dec. 31 at Conseco Fieldhouse.

· Check out the Indiana Ice vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints at Conseco Fieldhouse Dec. 26.

For more information about Downtown or the holidays, call Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. at 317.237.2222 or visit www.indydt.com.

Post-Holiday Recycling Event

Don’t miss your chance to recycle in the New Year!

January 8, 2011 - 10 a.m. — 2 p.m.

Broad Ripple Park Ellenberger Park

1550 Broad Ripple Ave. 5301 E. St. Clair St.

Garfield Park Krannert Park

2354 Pagoda Dr. 605 S. High School Rd

Please Bring your:

• Real Christmas trees • Old electronics

• Gift boxes • Magazines & catalogs

• Cardboard boxes • Mail, school and office paper

• Styrofoam (molded, white)

More Information

For more information call 317.327.4932, e-mail Ashlee.Kilpatrick@indy.govor visit www.SustainIndy.ORG

New Electronics law:

The State of Indiana passed a law that goes into effect on January 1, prohibiting residents from disposing of electronics in the waste stream. In laymen’s terms that means that residents can no longer set out electronics for regular trash collection. Anything with a circuit board contains hazardous materials like lead and mercury. Monitors and televisions contain a minimum of 4 pounds of lead, and generally contain other bad nasties like mercury, cadmium, and nickel. Keeping these things from potential groundwater contamination is important for all of our health. DPW and their contracted haulers will no longer accept these items in weekly trash collection.

Our E-Cycle program (http://www.sustainindy.org/ecycle.cfm) accepts computers and computer peripherals year round. But other electronics like DVD players, televisions, vcr’s, radios, cell phones, cordless telephones, etc. are only accepted at special events. Attached is information about the first of those upcoming events for 2011.

There are also many other locations around town that accept those items, usually for free, but sometimes for a fee for televisions. For a list, please go to www.kibi.org/recycle.

Cultural Trail update...this just in.

Southeast Corridor contractor announced

On December 8, Hunt Paving Company emerged as the lowest, most qualified bidder for the Southeast Corridor construction through the Indiana Department of Transportation's procurement process. Construction on this segment, connecting Washington St. to Fountain Square on Virginia Ave., may begin in approximately two months or by March 2011. The contractor must complete this construction by Dec. 31, 2011. Meetings will be scheduled with the contractor and adjacent neighborhoods prior to starting construction. To receive Southeast Corridor construction updates and meeting schedule please contact Gail Payne, 317.713.3333 or Gail@IndyCulturalTrail.org.

Free Tax Prep Program Receives Largest IRS Grant Yet

$150,000 in federal funding will offer boost to local program that helps low-, moderate-income families

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently awarded a $150,000 grant to Indy’s Campaign for Financial Fitness (ICFF) and the Indianapolis Asset Building Coalition (IABC) to boost the citywide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in 2011.

The VITA program, known for several years as “Save, Earn and Learn,” works in partnership with ICFF, which is chaired by First Lady of Indianapolis Winnie Ballard. Last year, the effort received $90,000 in IRS funding and worked to prepare 4,500 tax returns for EITC-eligible Indianapolis residents. This year, the program will feature expanded sites and a special Free Tax Prep Kickoff event on Jan. 27, 2011, at Conseco Fieldhouse.

“The IRS VITA grant is a welcome boost for our local financial fitness initiatives,” said Winnie Ballard. “Providing free tax prep for thousands of eligible residents is one of the best ways we can help individuals and families in Indianapolis keep more of their hard-earned money and stay on track for long-term financial stability.”

Locally, the VITA program is a collaboration of public and private entities, including the City of Indianapolis, United Way of Central Indiana, Central Indiana Community Foundation, local banks and financial institutions, and nonprofit organizations focused on asset building and financial fitness. The grant application was submitted through the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, a public-private partnership that also is an ICFF partner and a member of the IABC.

VITA partners provide free federal tax return preparation and electronic filing to low- and moderate-income individuals. For tax year 2010, individuals and families with an adjusted gross income of $49,000 or lower are eligible for assistance.

“The Indianapolis Senior Center (ISC) is proud to partner with Indy’s Campaign for Financial Fitness to provide free tax prep services,” said Judy Oakley, ISC Operations Manager. “Our residents and members love this service because it’s prompt, their money is deposited into their bank accounts in a few days, and they feel secure in knowing the people helping them have their best interests at heart.

In Indianapolis, six neighborhood community centers and three corporate offices serve as VITA sites, helping recruit volunteers and providing staff support during a variety of hours. They include John H. Boner Community Center, Hawthorne Community Center, Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Oasis Christian CDC, Shepherd Community Center, Southeast Community Services, Clarian Health Partners in partnership with Clarian Federal CU, Finance Center Federal CU and Citizens Energy Group.

There also will be one-day VITA sites called Mobile Tax Sites at 20 locations: Heritage Place, ISC, Bosma Enterprises, Habitat for Humanity, Villages at Mills Crossings, Stetson Apartments, Clarian CU, Finance Center FCU, Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, Concord Neighborhood Center, Missions Place Apartments, Bethesda Temple, ELSA Weed and Seed, Christamore House, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, Goodwill Industries, City-County Building, UNWA, Inc., Celadon, Inc., and CVS/pharmacy Distribution Center.

The VITA grant funds will be used to:

* Enable VITA programs to extend services to underserved populations and hardest-to-reach areas, both within and outside of the City’s urban core
* Increase the capacity to file returns electronically
* Heighten quality control and improve the accuracy of returns prepared by the VITA sites
* Enhance training of volunteers

Individuals interested in volunteering to assist Indianapolis community centers with tax prep and other financial fitness services may visit www.indyscampaign.org to register.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mayor Details $740 Million in Taxpayer Savings for Modified Combined Sewer Overflow Consent Decree

Mayor Greg Ballard today detailed plans to save Indianapolis residents $740 million and provide cleaner waterways faster than originally planned. During a meeting of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee this morning, the Mayor discussed the savings ratepayers will realize from the city’s modifications to the Consent Decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). In addition to the savings, the improvements will divert ahead of schedule 3.5 billion gallons of sewage from polluting local waterways.

“Indianapolis was the first city in the nation to successfully renegotiate its agreement with the EPA. This announcement will save hundreds of millions of dollars for our residents, improve the environment and strengthen the city’s position as a great place to do business,” said Mayor Ballard.

The Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Consent Decree is an agreement between the City and the EPA and IDEM, under which Indianapolis developed and is executing a 20-year plan to curb the overflow of raw sewage from combined sewers into waterways. At Mayor Ballard’s direction, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) assessed the decree’s cost-overruns and through value engineering achieved the modification plan, which will allow the City to meet the required Consent Decree performance criteria and 2025 timeline but in a more cost-effective manner.

“With these improvements, we can revise project schedules to increase capacity at the treatment plant as more overflows are captured, prevent more sewage from reaching our rivers and streams earlier, and use more cost-effective strategies,” said DPW Director David Sherman.

The EPA, IDEM and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the plan on June 3. Final approval by the courts is required. The plan will modify 14 of the 32 Consent Decree control measures, provide new projects including pump stations, and change schedules and operational aspects to capture overflows earlier than initially planned.

“Like our community’s streets, bridges and sidewalks, our sewer system is a component of Indianapolis’ infrastructure that is woefully outdated and in need of repairs,” said Bill Blomquist, president of the Infrastructure Advisory Commission. “I am very pleased to see CSO as a priority and one that is being tackled as aggressively as other major infrastructure needs.”

The Consent Decree requires that, by 2025, the city capture and treat 97 percent of the sewage overflows in the Fall Creek watershed and 95 percent in the White River watershed in a typical year. By 2025, overflows will be allowed to occur during two storms per year on Fall Creek and four storms per year on White River and other waterways, in a typical year.

“It is very much in the interest of the business community, as well as that of every resident and organization in Marion County, that we address the sewage overflow issue aggressively,” said Deborah Daniels, chairperson of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee. “I am gratified to see Mayor Ballard and his administration making these tremendous strides with efficiency – getting more done than planned, in less time, at lower cost.”

In addition to its environmental and economic impact, the plan will help improve neighborhoods through design and construction of co-functional buildings and improvements at sites around the city including Juan Solomon Park and Coffin Golf Course. The plan has earned recognition from the EPA and other national organizations. Mayor Ballard presented details of the plan at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCOM) Water Committee in June and the American Water Summit in November and will travel to Washington, D.C., next week to present the City’s major infrastructure improvements to an audience of national leaders at the USCOM Water Summit.

Citywide Tunnel System to Capture Sewage Overflows Years Ahead of Schedule

Currently, when Indianapolis experiences as little as a quarter inch of rain, combined sewers reach capacity and raw sewage overflows into local rivers and streams. To address raw sewage overflows, the City’s Consent Decree requires a citywide storage tunnel system in which wastewater will be stored until space is available at the city’s two wastewater treatment plants – Belmont Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) Plant or Southport AWT Plant.

The citywide tunnel system will be comprised of five tunnels: the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector (formerly the Interplant Connection), Fall Creek, White River, Pleasant Run and Lower Pogues Run. The tunnel system will have the capacity to store 250 million gallons of raw sewage during large storm events and will significantly reduce raw sewage overflows. The tunnel system will address combined sewer overflow locations throughout Indianapolis by serving as a more integrated, underground storage facility for sewage.

The Deep Rock Tunnel Connector, which will extend from the Southport AWT Plant at Southport Road and Tibbs Avenue to north of the Belmont AWT Plant near the White River and Harding Street, will be the first phase of the tunnel system. From the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector, the four remaining storage tunnels will be extended along White River, Fall Creek, Pleasant Run and Pogues Run.

IndyGo Holiday Service Notification

As we enter the busy holiday season, it’s important for IndyGo riders to be aware of how Christmas and New Year’s Days will impact their local travel plans.

Christmas Eve – Friday, December 24

∙ Administrative staff out of the office

∙ Customer service call center closes at 3 p.m.

∙ Customer service retail center at 34 North Delaware closes at 3 p.m.

∙ Buses operating on regular schedules

Christmas Day – Saturday, December 25

∙ Administrative staff out of the office

∙ Customer service call center closed

∙ Customer service retail center at 34 North Delaware closed

∙ Fixed route buses operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule*

∙ Open Door Service operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule

∙ ICE commuter express routes not in service

∙ Red Line downtown circulator not in service

∙ Green Line Airport Express operating on its regular schedule**

New Year’s Eve – Friday, December 31

∙ Administrative staff out of the office

∙ Customer service call center open regular business hours

∙ Customer service retail center at 34 North Delaware closes at 3 p.m.

∙ Buses operating on regular schedules

New Year’s Day – Saturday, January 1

∙ Administrative staff out of the office

∙ Customer service call center closed

∙ Customer service retail center at 34 North Delaware closed

∙ Fixed route buses operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule*

∙ Open Door Service operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule

∙ Red Line downtown circulator not in service

∙ Green Line Airport Express operating on its regular schedule**

*If a fixed route does not normally operate on Sundays, then that route will not offer service on Christmas and New Year’s Days. Such routes are 4, 11, 16, 21, 22, 24, 25, 30, 34, 55 and 87.

**The Green Line Airport Express is the only IndyGo route not affected by the holidays, making it a great travel option for those flying out of town. This non-stop bus service operates daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. between downtown Indianapolis and the Ground Transportation Center at the Indianapolis International Airport. There are 10 convenient downtown bus stops for the Green Line, located near the major hotels, the Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. Service frequency is every 20 minutes, with an estimated travel time of 15 minutes. Passenger fare is $7, payable on board by Visa, MasterCard or cash. Exact fare is required.

Christmas Sale

2010 Southeast Community Service Center

Christmas Sale

Friday, December 3rd 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 4th 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

2nd Floor Senior Citizen Center

Sponsored By:

Southeast Community Services

901 Shelby Street

Indianapolis, IN 46203