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Weekend meeting planned to answer IndyGo mass transit questions

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 11, 2016) – IndyGo is asking the public to bring questions and concerns about the proposed Red Line mass transit service to a series of public meetings.

This follows "Transit Day" at the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday, where supporters of Indy-Go’s proposed new mass transit service will gather to talk about its possible future here.

The first part of the proposed mass transit route would travel through Broad Ripple to Downtown Indianapolis, but many other areas would be impacted.

While some Hoosiers are in favor of the proposal, others are against it, which is why the public is encouraged to attend.

Much recent talk concerning IndyGo’s proposed Red Line transit system has centered around the Indiana Statehouse and federal lawmakers.

This week the Red Line got support from President Obama, who requested $75M in federal funding to pay for part of it, leaving about $21 million in local tax dollars to fund the rest, pending taxpayer approval.

IndyGo says it’s hosting these meetings to simplify the process for taxpayers as much as possible.

“It’s no secret that our bus service doesn’t run frequently enough, it doesn’t have hours of service that run late enough to get people to jobs and events after hours,” said Bryan Luellen with IndyGo. “These meetings are really to detail how people can expect to see the transit system grow over the next few years.”

Three meetings are scheduled:

  • Saturday, February 13 | The Haughville Library (2121 W Michigan St, Indianapolis)
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 15 | Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (8902 E 38th St, Indianapolis)
    4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 27 | Central Library in the Knoll Meeting Room (40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis)
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

For additional information, click here or call IndyGo’s Customer Service Center at 317-635-3344.

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