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IndyGo seeks opinions on Red Line plan

Posted at 11:45 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2019-08-23 13:00:25-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyGo is reaching out to communities to get opinions on the Red Line plan.

The Marion County transit plan is all about increasing the frequency of bus routes and expanding service times. An IndyGo spokesperson says it is something that has not been done in Marion County since the 1990s, but could become a reality in the next five years. 

The plan starts with the Red Line, a 35-mile multi-county rapid transit line funded by a grant. 

The rest of the project would be funded by local income tax. 

The City-County Council has until May 31 to call a referendum into question.

Residents are attending public meetings to share their concerns about the project. Some say they want to see more bus lines outside the county, while others are concerned about how this plan could impact their community. 

"It's no secret that IndyGo has areas to improve. We just don't have the resources to meet the needs of our community. So we have frequency that kind of lags, so it can take a while to get where you're going. Busses don't run early enough in the morning and they don'r run late enough at night. This is a really robust plan that addresses a lot of these shortcomings," Bryan Luellan said. 

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