From the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization | January 25, 2019
Public Involvement Plan comments due February 1
The comment period for the proposed update to the MPO's Public Involvement Plan (PIP) closes February 1. Click here to review or comment on the plan.
Vision Zero: Why does it matter?
In December 2018 the IRTC passed a resolution supporting Vision Zero principals. Vision Zero is a movement that strives to improve safety for all transportation users, with the ultimate goal of reducing all transportation-related serious injuries and deaths to zero. Check out this video to understand why and click here to learn more about vision zero.
2019 Paint the Plow
INDOT invites middle or high school art classes/programs to paint an INDOT snow plow blade with original artwork to represent their school. In addition to being seen in full service during the winter weather months, the blades may be used at events within the school’s community to enhance public awareness, promote safety and foster greater appreciation of both INDOT and the school’s art program. Learn more.
Public Comment Requested for IndyGo Proposed Fare Change
IndyGo invites the public to review and comment on the proposed fare policy changes to go into effect spring 2019. Learn more.
Staff Spotlight: Nick Badman
As he was growing up, Nick Badman’s Air Force family moved around quite a bit, but he considers home to be Beavercreek, Ohio (“a safe, quiet suburb with not a lot going on”). He spent formative years there before going on to Bowling Green State University where, in an environmental planning course that taught him about active transportation and low-impact development, he caught the planning bug. Nick is now in the MPO's planning section. Here’s some Q&A so you can get to know him better.
Pets? Two cats: Oliver (a Maine Coon Mix) and Portland (a Tuxedo cat).
Favorite author, musician, actor or pro athlete? Mel Brooks, who has written, directed and produced hilarious, timeless content that I have watched with my family since I was young.
Heroes growing up? My parents. The experiences they exposed me to created the path I pursue today, especially working in public service.
Favorite place to visit or vacation? New York City. I love everything about it. The subway, all the different kinds of food, the parks and the architecture are probably my top four reasons for loving to go there.
Most important recent trend in planning? The return to the urban center. Not only does it revive once-dilapidated spaces and reduce sprawl, it also influences how suburban centers should develop or redevelop to keep pace with consumer demand.
If you could wave a wand and improve Central Indiana infrastructure, what would you do? I would ensure that all roads have appropriate Complete Street infrastructure.
If you could change one thing about the way Indianapolis has grown over the years, what would it be? I would probably retain and improve the Indy area of the Interurban Rail System. It would have provided a great base for a mass transit where local service could grow, as well as connections to other regional cities.
UPCOMING IRTC MEETING DATES
Check out the  MPO's Calendar  for upcoming meeting dates of the Indianapolis Regional Transportation Council and its Committees. All locations are accessible by public transportation.

  • Technical Committee - February 6, at 9am at MIBOR Realtor Association, 1912 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Policy Committee - February 20, at 9am at MIBOR Realtor Association, 1912 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46202