Light rail complicates Central Indiana transit legislation

Feb 27, 2014 Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Riders leave the Fishers Train Station to board the Polar Bear Express for a round trip to Noblesville during the Indiana Transportation Museum's 17th annual event in 2011.

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a common man from Indiana

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Feb 28, 2014
Most Indianapolis residents don't want rail transportation because we know it will be expensive to build and operate. We don't trust the people involved in pushing it. And they already misuse our taxes enough. We can't even afford to run the bus service we already have, how in the world will they manage a system that costs ten times as much? They think we're simple farm people who don't understand their trickery, but if we get to vote, we'll vote against rail every time.

Since: Aug 12

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 28, 2014
I'm all for upgrading the local bus system, even if a tax increase is necessary in order to pay for it. That being said at this point I would rather leave the system as is than finance anything that includes light rail. Jumping directly into rapid transit would be like offering a Harvard education to a twenty year old high school student.
sour note

Tipton, IN

#3 Mar 10, 2014
didn't we have a beautiful day?
keep pushing lightrail

United States

#4 Mar 25, 2014
Dont give up its something absolutely necessary to businesses in central and downtown indianapolis especially ...people that are coming in are looking for this type of transportation not some old slow bus...if we want to catch up we have to think ahead if we want to get on the map then we have to have what it takes...quit thinking small people ...everyone i know from out of town wonders why we havent any trains because we are stuck in the 60s its time to stop being slow

Since: Aug 12

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 25, 2014
The US Supreme Court recently ruled that land which was seized by the government to build railroads reverts back to the original owner if the railroad goes out of business. There was little chance of the proposed Fishers to downtown high speed rail being built before, but now there's another legal hurdle in the way.

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