East 38th Street neighbors invited to transit talk on Oct. 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 13, 2016

The public is invited to learn about the Marion County Transit Plan at “Real Talk: Transit is on the Ballot,” an Oct. 20 event at the Tindley Accelerated School. Transportation and refreshments will be provided.

Free roundtrip transportation will be provided by Forest Manor Multi-Service Center from the following locations:

  • Beechwood Gardens, 2915 N. Graham Ave. – 5 p.m. departure
  • Hawthorne Place, 5244 E. 32nd St. – 5:15 p.m. departure
  • Forest Manor Multi-Service Center, 5603 E. 38th St. – 5:30 p.m. departure

Transportation will return riders to these locations after the meeting ends at 7 p.m.

WHAT: Real Talk:  Transit is on the ballot
WHEN: Oct. 20, 5:30-7 p.m.
5:30 p.m. — Open house and refreshments
6 p.m. — Presentation and Q&A
WHERE: Tindley Accelerated School, 3960 Meadows Dr.
WHY: To inform residents about the Marion County Transit Plan they’ll be voting on

Residents also can visit www.indyconnect.org for detailed information about the Marion County Transit Plan and the long-range vision, Indy Connect.

 

About the transit ballot question

On Nov. 8, Marion County residents will have the option to vote on an income tax increase of $0.25 for every $100 of income to pay for improving public transit. If approved, the Marion County Transit Plan will create a connected, frequent network of bus and rapid transit lines. It will bring a 70% increase in IndyGo services, shorter wait times and increased morning, evening and weekend hours. It also will implement the Blue and Purple rapid transit lines along high-ridership corridors, and expand the Red Line. The full plan, if approved by Indianapolis City-County Council at the recommended rate, will be completed and operating by 2021.

To take an IndyGo bus to the meeting, visit www.IndyGo.net to plan your trip, or call 317-635-3344.

 

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jen Thomas, jen@jtprinc.com, 317-441-2487

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