Indygo Purple Line Public Meetings Scheduled

Next month, IndyGo is convening public meetings to discuss the future plans for the Purple Line. Here is the schedule and agenda:

Purple Line Public Meetings: 
Help determine stop placement, lane configuration, and downtown routing for Indy’s second rapid transit line. IndyGo staff and consultants will be available during open houses, offering a brief presentation 15 minutes after the start of each session.

Monday, July 10
City of Lawrence Government Center
(9001 E. 59th Street, Lawrence, IN 46216)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, July 11
Meadows YMCA
(3908 Meadows Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46205)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 12
(8902 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monday, July 17
Central Library
(40 E. St Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Monday, July 17
Central Library
(40 E. St Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Included in the Power Point are a few renderings of station designs, as well as potential alignments:

Check out the PDF for the full presentation.  Much of this proposed bus line follows current Route 39, which is one of the busiest routes in the system. It’s also a positive that the Purple Line can bring in the Fort Ben area, along with Ivy Tech.

Comments 13

  • Who’s paying for this system?
    What’s your expected and targets demographic for riders?
    How does this system enhance existing bus lines or offer access not currently in place via bus?
    Why are funds not being allocated toward later bus schedules and additional bus options?
    How does this affect rider fares?
    What studies have been completed suggesting the people of Marion County even want this system?

  • Bob Funk clearly has not spent much time in Indianapolis

  • Is “Bob Funk” another pseudonym used by “Natasha”?

  • Was there an analysis of the Purple line running east/west along 38th Street from Fort Harrison to Lafayette Square rather than running south to downtown? While this would require Purple Line riders to transfer to the Red line at Meridian/38th Street to get downtown, it could serve additional areas on the northwest side.

  • — Buses work best in the old cities that grew upward. Indianapolis is a younger city that grew outwards, so it would be very expensive to put in a huge bus system, thus Indy put in roads and let people pay for their own transportation. Private autos are a much more affordable solution to urban sprawl. Cities have tight budgets and dwindling income. Just is what it is.

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