From the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization | June 26, 2020
Mayor Cook Speaks about New Distracted Driving Law
Mayor Andy Cook of Westfield spoke with Steve Jefferson on WLTC-AM Community Connection regarding House Bill 1070. Starting July 1, drivers are prohibited from holding or using a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle unless they use hands-free technology. Listen to the interview here (beginning at 29:35) or view the accompanying article here.
USDOT Awards Indiana $4.4 Million for I-70 Truck Automation Corridor Project
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is receiving a U.S. Department of Transportation grant focused on automated driving technology. The I-70 Truck Automation Corridor project will deploy smart logistics solutions along a stretch of I-70 between Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio. This multistate approach, along with participation from technology providers, truck manufacturers, regional logistics councils and private freight companies, makes this project unique. With partners contributing $4.5 million in matching funds, the total investment in this project will be $8.9 million. Learn more about the project here.
B & O Trail Tunnel Construction to Begin in Brownsburg
CR 300N between Northfield Drive and CR 900E is closed for the construction of the B&O Trail tunnel through July in Brownsburg. The MPO provided funding for the project using Transportation Alternative funds, totaling $685,000. Learn more here.
Transit Agencies Help Communities During COVID-19
In response to a request from their local Chamber of Commerce, Access Johnson County Public Transit donated surplus cases of cleaning supplies and health kits—including in-demand items such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and disposable blankets—to Johnson Memorial Health for use in its new emergency department. Click here and go to page 5 for more.
Mobility on Demand for First/Last Mile Solutions
Learn how agencies overcame hurdles and learned to develop pilots that include microtransit, mobility hubs, mobility-as-a-service, accessible ridehailing service, and bike share integration with transit by attending this webinar. Following the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss strategies to develop Mobility on Demand (MOD) projects in their communities. Click here to register.
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
MPO offices are located in the Indianapolis City-County Building, which has been closed until further notice due to COVID-19. However, we are all working remotely and continue with our normal activities. -- Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization