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Transit Rally at Statehouse tonight!

Transit Rally at Statehouse tonight!
An Urban Indy reader chimed in recently stating that he was holding a rally on the steps of the Statehouse this evening. According to the reader, Johnathan Katz, “Let’s encourage our legislators to pass some legislation that will actually pass jobs. A mass transit plan for Indianapolis has bi-partisan support and will create scores of jobs, both for the plan itself, and help facilitate commerce for the area. Mass Transit will create REAL jobs for central Indiana, both in the short-term and long-term. Our legislature is too busy debating creationism instead of allowing localities to debate...
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Indy a World Class City? Not without good rapid transit

Indy a World Class City? Not without good rapid transit
If you are a reader of Urban Indy, then you are most likely a supporter of public transit improvements and thus, have more than likely kept up with the ongoing saga that has been building momentum in Central Indiana for the past two years. I am referring to Indy Connect, the regional plan to improve mass transit for Indianapolis and it’s surrounding counties. Hundreds of public and private meetings have set the state for the push. Thousands of signatures have been collected as well as nearly a hundred petitions (Urban Indy submitted one) in support of dedicated transit funding. HB1073 was the...
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Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Discussion

Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Discussion
I just received this in an e-mail.  I am planning on attending, and I hope to see others there. Come participate in a Neighborhood Discussion:  “How will Meridian-Kessler look and feel in the next 20 years?”                             Topics Include:    Neighborhood Planning Discussion for New Zoning Overlay    Dialogue regarding non-residential properties along College Avenue between Kessler Blvd. and 52nd Street    Other topics:  Infrastructure, alleys, parking, lighting    North Midtown Economic Development Area...
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National Call-In day to Oppose HR7 – House Transpo Bill

National Call-In day to Oppose HR7 – House Transpo Bill
Transportation for America has designated today as National Call In Day to oppose HR7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. If you are not in tune with what is going on at the national level on transportation funding, this is the Federal Government’s plan for funding all types of infrastructure from roads to transit to sidewalks and everything in between. The current proposal on the table was put together by the majority Republican party and represents a tremendously destructive bill; the bill would fund projects by increasing domestic oil and natural gas production in some of our...
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Indianapolis as a Can-Do City.

Indianapolis as a Can-Do City.
Indianapolis has pulled off a nearly-impossible task: hosting a Super Bowl in a cold weather city without a week-long barrage of complaints from sports journalists.  A notoriously fickle bunch had glowing reviews, and left them wondering how we did it.  That was a surprise to me, as my initial reaction when Indy won the rights to host the 2012 Super Bowl was one of dread of the potential for negative press.  But the city shined, thanks in large part by excellent planning from the Host Committee.  When combined with new amenities such as the Airport, the Cultural Trail, and, of course Georgia...
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