From the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization | July 3, 2020
The MPO wishes you a happy and safe Fourth of July. Travel safely!
Our offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd.
July 1 Marks Start of Hands Free Indiana Law
As of July 1, the Hands Free Indiana law went into effect. This law makes any use of a cellphone while driving illegal (except for cases of emergencies). Drivers may use hands-free devices or utilize
these tips to avoid using their phones while driving. MPO Executive Director Anna Gremling spoke about the ban, which can be viewed
Survey for People with Disabilities
Indiana's Governor's Council for People with Disabilities is seeking survey responses in order to identify problems and needs in the community regarding people with disabilities. The survey is anonymous and will be used in developing the next 5-Year State Plan. The survey is available in three formats: People with Disabilities; Family Members and Guardians; and Disability Professionals and other Stakeholders. Click
here for more information and to access the survey.
UPDATE: Community Crossings Call for Projects
Due to the economic challenges from COVID-19, the state will hold on issuing a second call for Community Crossings grants in July 2020 but the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the State Budget Agency will continue to monitor and reevaluate options in September. Updates will be provided through INDOT's newsletter for Local Planning Agencies and will be sent out in future teMPO issues. Sign up for the newsletter
FHWA Webinar Series
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is hosting a webinar to learn from peer experts about how Value Capture Special Assessment techniques can help communities address infrastructure and safety concerns. Click
here to register for the webinar.
UPCOMING IMPO MEETING DATES
Check out the MPO's Calendar for upcoming meetings of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization and its Committees. The calendar will include meeting access details as available.
Executive Committee Meeting - July 24 at 9:00 am
Technical Committee Meeting - August 5 at 9:00 am
Policy Committee Meeting - August 19 at 9:00 am
The MPO’s office is closed due to COVID-19. All members of the MPO staff are all working remotely and continue with our normal activities. -- Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization