The federal government is considering cuts to existing public transit infrastructure programs. IndyGO CEO Mike Terry says those federal dollars are needed.
“For local streets and highways and bridges and tunnels and sidewalks and greenways and bikeways and this is the support we are looking for to partner with our federal partners,” he says.
Terry is in Washington, D.C. to garner support for federal funding. He says local investment is also essential and that Indianapolis has stepped up to the plate.
“In February, we added, and increased 250 trips to our local bus network and we plan more in June," Terry says. "We are already moving quickly to try and demonstrate to get service out there.”
The Marion County transit system is expanding after voters approved a tax hike, pumping millions of dollars into the system.