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Encourage Transit for Better Development Proposals

Encourage Transit for Better Development Proposals
Recently, a proposal to knock down 2 houses on College Avenue just north of Kessler Boulevard in Broad Ripple was denied by the Metropolitan Development Commission.  This denial happened after the Planning Department had encouraged the petitioners to go back to the drawing board a few months ago.  Here is a look at the site plan of the initial proposal: This was to be a single-use office building, and the new curb cut was needed because unfortunately the owners of the property to the south did not allow the developers to borrow their parking lot entrance. This portion of College Avenue also does not...
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Getting the Ball Rolling – Transit Day at the Statehouse!

Getting the Ball Rolling – Transit Day at the Statehouse!
This winter, despite bitter cold temperatures, all I can think about is how I would love for someone else to do the driving, as I strategically maneuver my 4×4 Jeep through snow filled streets.  However, I work near Pendleton Pike and Oaklandon Road, where there is not an Indy Go bus in sight.  As a new contributor to Urban Indy, I will be sharing my passion for mass transit and the news regarding it here in Indianapolis. Indiana legislators are going through their lists of topics this session one by one, and soon to take the platform will be a topic of particular interest: Mass Transit.  As...
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Next Round of Public Meetings from Indy Connect

Next Round of Public Meetings from Indy Connect
Indy Connect may not have succeeded at the State House this year, but that has not stopped them from attempting to move forward with Bus Rapid Transit options for Indianapolis.  Here is the schedule for the next round of public meetings, discussing potential Red, Green, and Blue Line routes: I hope to be able to attend the meeting downtown at the Artsgarden next Tuesday to find out more information. Social Media ...
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Battle over I-69 in SW Indiana heating up

Battle over I-69 in SW Indiana heating up
As a resident of the Hoosier state at this point in time you would have to be living in a 60′s era air raid bunker if you have not heard about the I-69 project in southwest Indiana. If you have been in a bunker, let me briefly recap. The State of Indiana is constructing a freeway between Evansville and the SW side of Indianapolis. The majority of this cuts through rural farmlands and otherwise, ultra-low population centers. The state is funding most of the projects bid to this point, from money gleened from the Major Moves program; the lease of the toll road in Northern Indiana over 5 years...
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Report from DC/Railvolution 2011

Report from DC/Railvolution 2011
This year, I had the privilege of speaking at Railvolution in Washington DC. I was selected to a panel that included David Alpert & Matt Johnson of Greater Greater Washington and was moderated by Jeff Wood better known on the web & in blogging circles as, The Overhead Wire. For me, it was an honor to be sitting at the same table as these folks considering that they have all been at it longer than me and are generally who I have looked up to when it came to forming my blogging voice. I was only able to attend the conference the day that I was speaking. The rest of my stay was spent playing...
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