From the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization | August 23 2019
Pacers Bikeshare Program Expansion
The Indiana Pacers Bikeshare will expand next month, adding 22 more stations throughout Indianapolis. On September 5th, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 am in Broad Ripple. For more information about the expansion project, read this article. Volunteers are also needed to assist with 275 new Pacers Bikeshare bikes. Volunteers can unbox and unpack bikes, organize bike parts, or assist with minor bike assembly. Click here to sign up.
Indiana GIS Day
The Indiana GIS Day Conference is September 17th! MPO staff members Taylor Firestine and James Rinehart will be presenting Transit Oriented Development: ArcGIS Online Map Series during the morning session. For more information and the conference schedule, click here.
Westfield places longest Monon Bridge span
On August 22nd, the City of Westfield installed a bridge span over SR 32, providing Monon Trail users a means to travel safely over SR 32 rather than crossing the road. The MPO funded this project at an 80/20 match after it received a bid of $3,661,000. Two cranes were used to lift three pieces that totaled 128,000 lbs in weight. Watch the placement video and click here for more information.
Staff Spotlight: Taylor Firestine
Taylor Firestine is a Special Projects Planner with the MPO and has been with the organization since November 2016. His primary responsibilities include developing annual reports, analytical mapping, and exercising his graphic design skills. Firestine is a native of Fort Wayne, which he describes as "Rust Belt and Corn Belt chic". He earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Urban Planning/Design from Ball State University. Learn more about Taylor here.
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.

  • Administrative Committee Meeting - September 27 at 8:30 am at IndyGo Board Room, 1501 W Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46222
  • Technical Committee Meeting - October 9 at 9:00 am at MIBOR Realtor Association, 1912 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • Policy Committee Meeting - October 23 at 9:00 am at The Hornet Park Community Center at 5245 Hornet Ave., Beech Grove, IN 46107