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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-441-2487