September 7, 2021

Public Input Sought On Transportation Plan

Public Input Sought On Transportation Plan

The public is invited to provide feedback as the future of Indianapolis transportation is planned.

A new 30 year vision plan is being mapped by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization, MPO, to guide future construction projects, investments and other transportation efforts. 

MPO Principal Planner Jennifer Higginbotham said input from residents around Central Indiana is valuable, and that the pandemic may have influenced trends.

“It also means that as people change their commuting patterns there may not be as much need to widen roads or increase that capacity,” Higginbotham said.

The draft plan includes new information about regional trends and an updated list of proposed major transportation projects through 2050.

Higanbotham said the plan will focus on projects that have a major impact.

“So these are typically brand new roads or roads that are widening but the plan itself also covers lots of other things,” Higanbotham said.

Public input is being sought through Oct. 15.

The MPO has separate plans for bike, pedestrian plans and mass transit efforts.

Contact WFYI city government and policy reporter Jill Sheridan at jsheridan@wfyi.org. Follow on Twitter: @JillASheridan.

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