Indy Connect Now hopes to gather and inspire the youth of Indianapolis to bring mass transit opportunities to the city on March 26 at the IUPUI University Library from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Youth Professional Transit Forum will allow for communication between students and young adults working in the city to become advocates for mass transit policies in the state legislature.
"Mass transit is an important issue for us young people because it's all about connecting us to the city that we're in," said Grace Baranowski, a volunteer with Indy Connect Now.
Attendees will learn about the Indy Connect Now transit plan from executive director Ron Gifford and given the tools to spread support for making Indianapolis a commutable city. This event will catalyze the growing initiatives for a better plan for the city's transportation users.
"It speaks to the future of Indianapolis," Baranowski said. "And if we're here we are the future of Indianapolis."
Other upcoming transit events include the non-Indy Connect Now event, Move the City: Stop Talking, Start Playing at the Athenaeum April 2, at 6 p.m., where participants will play a life-size transit plan board game and enjoy refreshments. Later in the month, on April 24, Indy Connect Now is sponsoring a rally for transit at the Statehouse from 11 a.m. to noon. Big Car, the Herron School of Art and Design's Active Student Artists have partnered to create a collaborative art piece on the floor of the building's north Atrium, making visual the rally's support for the transportation plan.
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