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Amtrak Hoosier State Saved, Now What?

Amtrak Hoosier State Saved, Now What?
In case it has escaped notice, earlier this week INDOT struck an agreement with Amtrak to preserve Amtrak’s Hoosier State service for a year with the possibility of extending it under the same terms for an additional 4 months.  If the Hoosier State service had been cancelled, one of a number of short Amtrak routes across the country set to expire this month if states did not pick up the tab for their operation, the event could have spelled doom for long range passenger rail service for Indiana. The rhetoric goes that it is much easier to improve a service than it is to resurrect a dead...
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BRT or Rail for the Green Line?

BRT or Rail for the Green Line?
Polarization: A division into two opposites. One could not find a better manifestation of this definition than the case of the Green Line, the proposed rapid transit line between Indy’s NE side and downtown. One might conclude the division is between those who think we shouldn’t build this line at all and those who do (although, that would be a great guess). No. What I describe are those who think that if we do build it, the vehicle mode should be Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or Light Rail Transit (LRT) At the heart of this debate seems to be a disagreement over the associated costs and benefits...
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Cornell Ave Construction Update 1

Cornell Ave Construction Update 1
Back in June, Urban Indy reported that Cornell Ave, located north of the central canal in Broad Ripple Village, would be the location of a project to resurface the street, streamline the pedestrian right of ways and create reverse angle parking areas near the Broad Ripple Brewpub. As of early October, significant progress has been made towards completing this project. Sidewalks have been poured providing a new pedestrian access point directly from the Monon where none existed prior. Additionally, new curbs and sidewalks along Cornell Ave are in place while work continues along the corridor. As you can...
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October 2013 Wallpaper

October 2013 Wallpaper
It is so easy to select images from the Cultural Trail for the monthly wallpaper. In terms of design, the trail really does raise the bar for Indianapolis and I do not mind showing it off so that people become used to this and begin demanding better. Cities all over the country should look to the Trail for design inspiration. Enjoy! 2560 x 1600 1280 x 853 1280 x 1024 1366 x...
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Prospect, 29th & 30th Street Bike Lanes

Prospect, 29th & 30th Street Bike Lanes
Our metro area continues to argue about the need for and how to pay for public transportation expansion. Frustrating as it may be, we are not without some glimmers of excitement when it comes to deciding how we want to move around from point A to point B. If you have been paying even a little bit of attention, Urban Indy has covered in detail many new cycling related projects around the metro area. This year alone, we have covered the expansion of the Fall Creek Trail, brought you news regarding the 71st Street & College Bike-ways as well as providing in depth coverage of Indy’s first bike...
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