April 24: IndyFuture, Mass Transit Flash Collaboration at the Statehouse
Where: Indiana Statehouse, Atrium (200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis)
When: Wednesday, April 24, at 11 a.m.
What: Young professionals will rally to demonstrate why they want mass transit. A live performance art piece that will be built by Big Car and Herron’s Active Student Artists in 45 minutes on the floor of the Statehouse.
April 17: Indy Connect Now Forum
Where: The Children’s Museum (3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis)
When: Wednesday, April 17, registration begins at 6 p.m. with the program at 6:30 p.m.
What: Ron Gifford, executive director of Indy Connect Now, will join community leaders to discuss central Indiana’s need for a modern transit system. Michael McKillip, executive director of Midtown Indianapolis, Inc., and Leigh Evans, executive director of Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corporation will share how expanded transit service will spur new growth in the local area. Questions from the public will be addressed about the Indy Connect plan and the current legislation that may allow for a transit referendum.
April 15: Northeast Side Transit Forum
Where: St. Matthews Catholic Church (4100 East 56th Street, Indianapolis)
When: Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m.
What: Binford Redevelopment and Growth (BRAG) and Millersville Fall Creek Valley will host a Northeast Side Transit Forum to discuss the impact the Indy Connect plan would have on workers and residents on Indy’s northeast side.
April 9: Green Drinks Indy Transit Happy Hour
Where: Tomlinson Tap Room in City Market (222 East Market Street, Indianapolis)
When: Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m.
What: Enjoy a local brew while mingling with transit advocates. Learn more about the efforts to improve central Indiana’s transit system, and how you can get involved. Officials from Indiana Citizens’ Alliance for Transit (ICAT) will be in attendance to answer questions.
Hamilton County Leadership Transit Forum
Carmel City Hall, 1 Civic Square, Carmel
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Legislation that could lead to a better mass transit system for Hamilton County and Indianapolis is moving forward in the Indiana Statehouse. Join Ron Gifford, executive director of Indy Connect Now, as he explains the status of the mass transit bill. Mr. Gifford will also lead a discussion on how the Indy Connect plan will benefit businesses in Hamilton County. To register for this forum, visit http://hamiltoncountyleadershiptransitforum-eorg.eventbrite.com/#.
Indy Connect Now Marian University Forum
Marian University, Marian Hall in Room 305, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Want to learn more about how the Indy Connect plan will transform central Indiana? Join a mass transit discussion to get the latest on the efforts to expand central Indiana’s system. The program includes a short presentation of the Indy Connect plan, a panel discussion with leaders from Indy Connect Now and Marian University, and an opportunity to get questions answered. To register for this forum, visit indyconnectnow.eventbright.com.
Indy Connect Now Young Professionals Forum
IUPUI, University Library Lower Lobby, 755 West Michigan, Indianapolis
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
How will central Indiana retain and attract young professionals? A robust mass transit system is vital in keeping us competitive, and central Indiana is on track for a major expansion. Find out more about Indy Connect Now’s work to improve transit, and how young professionals can support the efforts. Join Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute President John Ketzenberger as he moderates a lively conversation with IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz and Indy Connect Now Executive Director Ron Gifford. To register for this forum, visit indyconnectnow.eventbright.com.
February 26 - March 19
Public Meeting Schedule for Indy Connect Rapid Transit Line
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Indy Connect wants to hear from Hoosiers. Plans for the Red, Blue, and Green Rapid Transit Lines. Your opinions are needed on routing, vehicles, station locations, and features. Meetings include a short presentation followed by public discussion. To find out specific dates and locations of the public meetings, click here.
Mass Transit Whistle Stop in Fishers
Launch Fishers, 7 Launch Way (off Municipal Drive in Fishers)
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Business leaders and community residents from Fishers will be talking about the Indy Connect plan with Indy Connect Now Executive Director Ron Gifford. Hosted by Launch Fishers and atFishers.com publisher Tom Britt, the open community forum will be streamed live on the web at Townepost.tv. While this event is not a "mass transit rally," any transit advocates from Fishers is encouraged to attend and show support.
Transit Day at the Statehouse
Indiana Statehouse and Indiana History Center
Indiana Citizens’ Alliance For Transit (ICAT) will host a day dedicated to mass transit advocacy. To learn more about the day’s events, visit www.indianacat.org/transit-day.
Ways and Means Public Hearing on HB1011
11 a.m. at the Indiana Statehouse, Room 404
Public Hearing on HB 1011
3:30 p.m. at the Indiana Statehouse
The Indiana General Assembly House Roads & Transportation Committee will discuss the HB 1011, which would allow for a referendum that would give voters in Marion and Hamilton Counties the opportunity to vote for funding for the Indy Connect plan. If you cannot attend in person, follow the hearing's online video coverage and/or the #INTransit discussion on Twitter.
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