Mass Transit Line Moving Forward

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Central Indiana community and transportation leaders will detail plans this afternoon for construction of a 28-mile transit line from Westfield to Greenwood. Indianapolis recently landed a $2 million grant to help fund the project. Our partners at WTHR-TV report the line would connect destinations including the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and several universities.

September 15, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Mayor Greg Ballard will join Central Indiana transit officials and community leaders to make an important announcement about the future development of regional mass transit. Rep. Andr? Carson (IN-7) last week announced Central Indiana received a $2 million TIGER grant. Tuesday’s news conference will provide details on the use of that funding to plan construction of the first transit line in Central Indiana.

WHO: Mayor Greg Ballard, Indianapolis

Mayor Jim Brainard, Carmel

Mayor Andy Cook, Westfield

Mayor Mark Myers, Greenwood

Mike Terry, President, IndyGo

Anna Gremling, Director, Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization

WHEN: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Indianapolis Artsgarden

Source: Office of Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard

September 16, 2014

News Release

WESTFIELD, Ind. - Westfield, IN- Mayor Andy Cook will join Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and other officials today to make an important announcement about the future development of regional mass transit. Rep. Andr? Carson (IN-7) last week announced Central Indiana received a $2 million TIGER grant. Today’s news conference will provide details on the use of that funding to plan construction of the first transit line in Central Indiana.

The grant will be used to assist IndyGo and the City of Indianapolis with the next phases of development, environmental analysis and preliminary engineering for the city's Red Line, which is proposed to run from Westfield’s Grand Park through downtown Indianapolis to Old Town Greenwood.

"As the City of Westfield continues to grow, important projects such as The Red Line will provide our residents with increased access to transportation, and allow our community to engage in regional economic development in ways we have not yet realized," Cook said. "We are excited to be partners in this transit initiative."

The announcement will occur today at 2:00 p.m. in the Indianapolis Arts Garden.

TIGER grants began in 2009 to help cities invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. For more information visit http://www.dot.gov/tiger.

Source: The City of Westfield