The time has come! This week, Indianapolis is expected to receive $75 million dollars to kick-start a new era of faster, more reliable mass transportation throughout our region.
IndyGo’s Red Line will transform communities by improving mobility and access to jobs, education and other important opportunities for thousands of Hoosiers. When complete, more than 54,000 residents, 144,000 jobs, three universities and 6,000 households below the poverty line will be within walking distance of the Red Line. This project will expand access to opportunities that can help hard working people succeed.
As a member of the House Transportation Committee, I have spent years working hard to make this project a reality. In 2014, I secured the first federal grant necessary for preliminary engineering work, and over the course of the last two years, I have worked tirelessly with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to help secure the competitive grant money needed to build what will become the nation’s first battery-powered bus rapid transit system.
Indianapolis’ best days are still ahead, but we can’t get there by neglecting our infrastructure needs. I will continue fighting to ensure our region has the resources necessary to bring in new businesses, boost our economy and create more good-paying jobs. I am proud to have helped make the Red Line a reality and look forward to watching construction begin soon.
If you are interested in more information about my work in Washington or Indianapolis, or, if there is anything I can do for you, please contact my office at 317-283-6516.