“Citizens and leaders in our region, many of whom see our roads and interstates becoming busier by the day, understand that an alternative means of transportation is vital to our future success as a region,” Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson said.
“One of the most interesting results of the survey revealed that many people said they’d prefer to use rapid transit for sporting events and other downtown entertainment, as opposed to riding it back and forth to work,” said Theresa Farrington Rhodes, LLA executive director.
In fact, 56 percent said they would take rapid transit to work, while 71 percent said they’d take the public transportation to go downtown for sports. That’s just more evidence that public transit is an important way to keep our community connected.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization will seek public input in the spring on preferred routes and technology for the north-east corridor. Those results will then be used in developing a recommendation to the Indiana Regional Transportation Council Technical and Policy Committee.The entire survey is available online at www.lacyleadership.org."""