Full Speed Ahead For Rapid Transit To Indianapolis

The Indianapolis area could see the region's first rapid-transit line as soon as 2011, serving as many as 20,000 to 30,000 people on a Northeast route that will connect Hamilton County with downtown.
July 24, 2004, 1pm PDT | Deborah Myerson
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Worsening traffic congestion clogging roads in the greater Indianapolis area has caused the Indianapolis Regional Transportation Council to vote in favor of implementing a mass transit system--the first in the metro region--to serve local commuters. Planning the next steps for the initial corridor, which is expected to last about eight months, will focus on selecting a route, choosing a transit mode, and resolving funding questions. The endeavor is estimated to cost as much as $850 million.

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Published on Thursday, July 22, 2004 in The Indianapolis Star
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