The Marion County Transit Plan begins the process of implementing Indy Connect, the long range transportation vision for Central Indiana.

 

On November 8, 2016, the ballot question for Marion County residents will read:

City-County Council Special Ordinance #1, 2016: Referendum for Transit Funding

Shall Marion County have the ability to impose a county economic development income tax rate, not to exceed a rate of 0.25%, to pay for improving or establishing public transportation service in the county through a public transportation projectthat will create a connected network of buses and rapid transit lines; increase service frequency; extend operational hours; and implement three new rapid transit lines?

This referendum asks voters if they wish to spend 25¢ for every $100 of earned income for a dedicated transit fund to implement the Marion County Transit Plan.  This referendum is advisory and the Indianapolis/Marion County Council will still need to approve this additional funding. The Marion County Transit Plan describes the service and outcomes if the tax is enacted at 0.25%.  If the City-County Council of Marion County and Indianapolis adjusts the funding, then appropriate adjustments will be made to the Plan.

Based on years of planning with the support of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA), the Marion County Transit Plan is a detailed investment plan for mass transit, including improvements such as:

  • Buses coming more often on all routes
  • Less waiting for passengers
  • Longer hours of service: early morning to late night
  • Every route running on every day of the week
  • Improved grid pattern for faster travel times and more efficient transfers
  • Rapid transit lines (Red*, Blue, and Purple) along high ridership corridors

(*The Red Line from Broad Ripple to the University of Indianapolis is already funded with a federal grant. The rest of the Red Line, to the northern and southern county lines, along with the rest of the proposed system, will only be built if a referendum passes.)

For more information about the Marion County Transit Plan, and to stay informed about public meetings and other opportunities to provide feedback into the plan, visit the project website at www.IndyGo.net/TransitPlan.

 

handouts imageMarion County Transit Plan

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Section 3: The Marion County Transit Plan, of the larger Central Indiana Transit Plan.

 

handouts imageMarion County Transit Plan 2021 System Map

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This map shows the proposed system for 2021. In the map, red routes have buses coming every 15 minutes or better, blue routes are every 30 minutes, and green routes are every 60 minutes.

 

handouts imageMarion County Transit Plan Handouts

(PDF)(11″x17″ Folder PDF) … (Audio) … (Espanol)

These handouts include maps of the existing and future system, national transit system rankings, funding and costs, key dates, and other useful information.

 

Dot DensitiesMARION COUNTY TRANSIT PLAN DOT DENSITY MAPS

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These maps illustrate the proposed service in the Marion County Transit Plan in terms of who the proposed routes and increased frequencies would serve.

 

mctp-poster_18x28-thumbnailMARION COUNTY TRANSIT PLAN 18″x28″ POSTER

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This 18″x28″ informational poster includes only the facts of the plan and is perfect for posting in community centers, businesses, and other places. If you would like to pick up a copy to post in your neighborhood, email Info@IndyConnect.org.

 

MCTP presentation screencapMARION COUNTY TRANSIT PLAN PRESENTATION

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This presentation has been given to many community groups and organizations to discuss the highlights of the Marion County Transit Plan.

 

MARION COUNTY TRANSIT PLAN PRESENTATION BOARDS

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These boards are used at public meetings.

 

Upcoming Events

Check out upcoming opportunities to learn more about the Marion County Transit Plan!

 

Where We’ve Been

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A map of Indy Connect meetings from 2010 through 2016.

 

What About My District?

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Check out this document illustrating how transit service today would compare to service in the Marion County Transportation Plan for each Marion County City-County Council District.