Meetings give public chance to weigh in on mass transit plan

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Indy Connect is holding a series of public forums on a plan to bring mass transit to Indianapolis.

The Artsgarden downtown hosted the first meeting Tuesday morning. An evening meeting was held at the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Offices on Fletcher Avenue. Indy Connect discussed the $1.3 billion plan to increase bus service and build light rail from Noblesville to Indianapolis.

While some of the planning is already finalized, developers are taking input.

“We’re able to get specific at these meetings for the first time about what the impacts are actually going to look like good and bad and we can discuss the tradeoffs with the public,” said Sean Northup with Indy Connect. “We’re going to talk about specific station locations. We’re going to talk about which roads these routes will actually take. We’re going to talk about which roads these transit lines will run on.”

For a list of open houses, click here.