Transportation

An integrated, multi-modal approach to travel

  • Strategy

    Establish protocol for cross-departmental coordination.

    Actions:


    Align transportation planning with industrial renewal efforts by accounting for freight (truck and rail) by looking at capacity constraints and modal disconnects (e.g. more frequent and longer freight trains producing more at-grade crossing delays). More details

    Department of Metropolitan Development

    0%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

  • Establish protocol for cross-departmental coordination. More details

    Department of Metropolitan Development

    5%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2017

    Status update:

    February 28, 2017: Funding has been secured for the Transportation Integration Plan process, which will begin in 2Q 2017

  • Develop implementation process that requires coordination between DMD, DPW, DCE, IndyGo, Blue Indy, Indy Parks and other internal city agencies and municipal corporations to assure best use analysis and leveraging of investments. More details

    Department of Metropolitan Development

    10%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2017

    Status update:

    February 6, 2017: DMD's Transportation Integration Planner has started to convene transportation-integration meetings of cross-departmental staff to begin improving inter-departmental coordination. Transportation Integration Plan process will begin 2Q 2017.

  • Incorporate current, pending and future regional pedestrian plan, freight plan, bike connectivity plan, greenways plan, and IndyConnect into thoroughfare plan and other city technical plans as identified in Plan 2020. More details

    Department of Metropolitan Development

    0%

    Start Date:

    December 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2017

    Status update:

    February 6, 2017: Transportation Integration Plan process will begin Q2 2017.

  • Consider utilities coordination and multimodal infrastructure improvement as part of construction timeline. More details

    Department of Metropolitan Development

    0%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2017

  • Coordinate all modes of transportation to create interconnected system, including BlueIndy, Bike Share, etc. More details

    Department of Metropolitan Development

    0%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2017

    Status update:

    February 6, 2017: Transportation Integration Plan process will begin Q2 2017.

  • Integrate Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) into land use planning system. More details

    Department of Metropolitan Development

    20%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2017

    Status update:

    January 1, 2016: In addition to the Red Line TOD Strategic Plan, which provides a TOD policy overlay on top of existing plans along the Red Line rapid transit line, DMD staff are working on a TOD overlay to be incorporated into a new land use classification system that will be a part of the Plan 2020 update to the county-wide land use plan.

  • Plan and rezone MU-3 and MU-4 mixed-use zoning districts. More details

    Department of Metropolitan Development

    25%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 6, 2017: In partnership with the International Marketplace Coalition, DMD is developing the model plan and model process for establishing a new MU-3/4 zoning district for a portion of the International Marketplace. This will provide DMD staff with the model to replicate this new tool, provided by the new IndyRezone zoning ordinance, in other places around Indy. In addition to IMC, DMD is beginning to work on two mixed use districts around the Methodist Hospital Campus.

  • Strategy

    Develop sustainable funding model for multimodal transportation infrastructure, operation and maintenance.

    Actions:


    Develop bipartisan taskforce to advocate for allocation of funds, and create revenue generation and/or city budget reallocation for multimodal transportation options, including transit, greenways, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. More details

    Health by Design

    10%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 6, 2017: Preliminary research and some initial conversations have been completed.

  • Advocate for strategic needs-based, data-driven, infrastructure investment as it relates to multimodal infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, greenways, transit, bike and pedestrian facilities) that supports community-led redevelopment strategies and promotes a healthier city. More details

    Indy Chamber

    50%

    Start Date:

    June 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 13, 2017: The Indy Chamber, along with several other coalition partners, led campaign efforts to inform the community of the Marion County Transit Plan. The Indy Chamber participates in steering committee for Great Places 2020 that works to transform neighborhoods and spur urban revitalization to help address the following challenges: • High levels of pollution and obesity • High unemployment and poverty rates in certain areas • Population loss to neighboring counties • Low graduation rates

  • Strategy

    Support and expand existing multimodal transportation efforts through partnerships and coordinated marketing.

    Actions:


    Develop and lead the transit referendum campaign effort. More details

    Indy Chamber

    50%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2015

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 13, 2017: The Indy Chamber, along with several other coalition partners, led campaign efforts to inform the community of the Marion County Transit Plan. On November 8th, nearly 60 percent of voters in Marion County voted ‘yes’ to approve a local income tax increase to create a dedicated funding source and fully fund the Marion County Transit Plan. The next step is for the City County Council to vote to enact the increase.

  • Strategy

    Prioritize investments in projects based on identified overlaps in the multi-modal plans informed by villages and community nodes, anchor institutions, and cultural destinations.

    Actions:


    Build and operate* the first phase of the Red Line bus rapid transit project. More details

    IndyGo

    0%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2017

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    January 13, 2017: The project is moving forward with final planning and construction document preparation. The project was awarded $75M Small Starts by the Federal Transit Administration and is waiting congressional appropriation. No construction contracts or vehicle procurement contracts will be finalized until federal funding is appropriated. Currently the project is on schedule, however that may change depending on congress.

  • Conduct an environmental study and preliminary engineering for the first phase of the Purple Line bus rapid transit project. More details

    IndyGo

    0%

    Start Date:

    June 1, 2017

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2018

  • Conduct an environmental study and preliminary engineering for the first phase of the Blue Line bus rapid transit project. More details

    IndyGo

    0%

    Start Date:

    June 1, 2018

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2019

  • Work with the IndyGo board and the City County Council on the adoption of a resource allocation policy goal that moves toward a higher-ridership local bus network and away from a coverage-based service model. More details

    IndyGo

    0%

    Start Date:

    November 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    May 31, 2017

    Status update:

    January 13, 2017: The City Council and IndyGo Board have both supported the Marion County Transit Plan (high ridership focus) which was the foundation for funding under the referendum for transit income tax. However, the implementation of the plan is predicated on the City Council enacting the 0.25 income tax.

  • Implement a higher-ridership local bus network when new funding becomes available, either through a referendum or other council funding options. More details

    IndyGo

    0%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2017

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2019

    Status update:

    January 13, 2017: Action dependent on increase in local funding through the action of City Council to enact 0.25 income tax. Council is scheduled to take action late February 2017.

  • Plan, secure funding for and begin investment in a modernized fare collection system with payment integration for other modes of transportation including car- and bike-share. More details

    IndyGo

    0%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2017

    Completion Date:

    November 30, 2018

    Status update:

    January 13, 2017: IndyGo is currently conducting a fare study to include technology, multimodal integration and fare structure. Once the plan is finalized and accepted we will be in position to solicit funding and establish an implementation schedule.

  • Strategy

    Support and expand existing multimodal transportation efforts through partnerships and coordinated marketing.

    Actions:


    Work with Indy Parks and DMD to align park investments with multi-modal prioritization. More details

    Indianapolis Parks Foundation

    25%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    January 27, 2017: A number of projects that are examples of strategic park investment adjacent to transportation are in the wrap-up phase, and more will be planned.