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SB176 passes Ways & Means

SB176 passes Ways & Means
SB176 passed the House Ways & Means Committee this morning by a vote of 17-1. No amendments were taken on the bill but will be allowed at the next reading on the House floor. Bills are due by Monday, so expect this issue to wrap up very soon. There were a number of amendments offered in a hearing yesterday and among them, an amendment to strike the langauge that bans light rail from being funded. A number of others were introduced as well, so expect a laundry list when this thing hits the House floor. If you know your representative, call them and urge them to vote on this bill to allow funding for...
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Car Free Commute

Car Free Commute
I wake up, get ready, grab the bike and ride two blocks. The train pulls up, I get on and 20 minutes later get off and ride 1 mile to my job. This is my commute to work at my new job in Portland, Oregon. For those of you who do not keep up with me on social media, I started a new job here in early February where my family and I have moved to take in new adventures in life. Part of this started with selling the car that we owned in Indianapolis eschewing a car lite lifestyle for a completely car-free alternative. Thus far, it seems to be working out. Our new home, located in downtown Portland, has us...
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10.2M rides for IndyGo in 2013

10.2M rides for IndyGo in 2013
IndyGo recently sent out a summary of trips provided for 2013.  The major stat leading this list was that IndyGo provided 10.2 million boardings in 2013; a number not observed since 1991. A number of significant changes occurred in 2013 which lead to this new benchmark of success. Increased frequencies of the 8, 10 & 39 to 20 minutes or less were the primary reasons this occurred. In addition, the new 86, on the northside, added 51,000 trips. These sorts of statistics while comparatively low to other cities, provide firm data to support the notion that increased frequency, through additional...
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January 2014 Wallpaper

January 2014 Wallpaper
It is a new year! Welcome to the first installment of the 2014 wallpaper! This was taken just before Indy was inundated with the 2014 snowstorm. Oh, how I long for good cycling weather again 2560 x 1600 1280 x 853 1280 x 1024 1366 x...
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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays
Enjoy the holidays and time away folks! Best wishes from Urban Indy.
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