The 2021 Marion County Transit Plan requires passage of a November 2016 referendum of a 0.25% income tax increase by voters. That represents $0.25 for every $100 of taxable income. The transit plan increases the number of buses by 23% an service hours by 70%. The new transit plan would improve transit investment by the largest cities in the US from 86th to 65th. Indianapolis in the 14th largest city in the US by population.
2021 Marion County Transit Plan Highlights
The 2021 Marion County Transit Plan includes longer hours of service, more frequent bus arrival times, more efficient transfers, and new rapid transit lines along high ridership corridors.
Proposed Red Line Rapid Transit
The proposed Red Line Rapid Transit system would run through Westfield, Carmel, Broad Ripple, Downtown Indianapolis, and Greenwood. Construction would start in 2017. About 60,000 people live along the Red Line corridor in which 27,000 of them live in poverty.
Proposed Purple Line Rapid Transit
The proposed Purple Line Rapid Transit system would run through Lawrence, 38th St, Meridian St, and Downtown Indianapolis. Construction would start after the Red Line in built.
Proposed Blue Line Rapid Transit
The proposed Blue Line Rapid Transit system would run primarily along Washington St from Cumberland to Indianapolis International Airport.
Proposed Green Line Rapid Transit
The proposed Green Line Rapid Transit system would run through Noblesville, Fishers, and northeast Indianapolis to downtown.
The Central Indiana Transit Task Force (CITTF) was formed by the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), the Indy Chamber, and the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and was made up of 15 leaders in business and industry. Their task was to take a serious look at the region’s transportation system through the lens of private industry. You can view the summary report at Transit Summary Report.
Indy Realtor encourages you to read up on all the issues related to 2021 Marion County Transit referendum and make your own decision.