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We could Solve this thing over Dinner

I don’t think that it is a secret to any Urban Indy writer or reader that I have invested A LOT of personal (and family) time over the last 3 years taking photos, writing, travelling to various cities with better transit systems including Portland, DC, Charlotte and Chicago and dragging my family along the way for “another one of dad’s transit trips!”. Full disclosure, my family has also had the privilege of hosting regional transit officials of the highest order over delicious meals prepared by my wife which include but are not limited to lasagna, pasta and with plenty of red...
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Mid-North Quality of Life Plan Unveiling Tonight

Mid-North Quality of Life Plan Unveiling Tonight
6 Mid-Northside neighborhoods have been working on a quality of life plan, and the plan’s unveiling takes place tonight at the Children’s Museum at 5:30 PM.  For more information of the scope of the plan, the group has put together a video.  Here is a map of the neighborhoods taking part in this effort to revitalize a core section of the city: I will not be able to attend, but I hope to hear from people who...
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Buses-N-Beers

On Saturday, January 21st, join Urban Indy bloggers Saturday Graeme Sharpe, Joe Smoker, and I for a one-of-a-kind excursion to promote Mass Transit and responsible beer tasting (ok, so there will be some beer drinking, not just tasting) in advance of the upcoming Super Bowl. IndyGo is FREE during Super Bowl weekend, so this is intended to be a bit of a guide for guests, as well as a promotion of local businesses in some of our favorite Indianapolis neighborhoods.  And as far as this Saturday is concerned, Graeme has a few free bus passes for the first few people to show up at Twenty Tap. Here is our...
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The Catacombs of Tomlinson Hall

The Catacombs of Tomlinson Hall
One of my favorite parts of Indianapolis is Market Street.  The east side of Market Street once hosted two really awesome buildings, the City Market building which is still there and Tomlinson Hall which was lost to fire in 1958. My experience with Tomlinson Hall began when I worked as the engineer for the City Market renovations.  The market space was upgraded and people seem to love it.  What a shame that we lost its companion so many years ago.  There are still parts to admire including an old arch in the west wing plaza.  But if you think that is the only part left, you might be...
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HB1073 call to action!

This was sent to us from the leaders of the transition coalition: Thank for you for signing the petition to support transit funding in Indiana.  The House Ways and Means Committee is considering HB 1073 which would: 1.       A method for the public to express their support for transit funding through a referendum; 2.       Local Home Rule, the role of local government to make decisions in the best interests of the people it serves; 3.       A method to partially fund mass transit through the flexibility to increase a local option income tax to become a dedicated funding source. We...
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