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1 INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Sean Northup, Assistant Executive Director Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization It s NOT a dating service !

2 1.New York 2.Los Angeles 3.Chicago 4.Houston 5.Philadelphia 6.Phoenix 7.San Antonio 8.San Diego 9.Dallas 10.San Jose 11.Austin 12.Jacksonville 13.Indianapolis 14.San Francisco 15.Columbus 16.Fort Worth 17.Charlotte 18.Detroit 19.El Paso 20.Memphis 1.MTA (NYC) 2.Pace (Chi) 3.Metro (LA) 4.NJ Transit Corp. 5.CTA (Chi) 6.Toronto 7.Montreal 8.WAMTA (D.C.) 9.Metro (Seattle) 10.SEPTA (Phi) 11.MTA Bus Co. (NYC) 12.CMBC (Van) 13.MTA (Hou) 14.Valley Met (Phx) 15.OC Transpo (Ott) 16.RTA (Den) 17.MBTA (Bos) 18.MTA (Bal) 19.MDTA (Mia) 20.OCTA (Orange CA) 21.ETS (Edm) 22.CT (Cgy) 23.Metro Transit (Min) 24.Tri-Met (Por) 25.PAAC (Pit) 26.BC Transit (Victoria) 27.SF Muni Railway 28.DART (Dal) 29.GCRTA (cle) 30.MTS (SD) 31.RTCSV (LV) 32.UTA (SLC) 33.AC Transit (Oak) 34.MARTA (Atl) 35.SMART (Det) 36.DTS (Hon) 37.SCVTA (SJ) 38.Wts (Wpg) 39.DDT (Det) 40.MCTS (Mil) 41.SWORTA (Cin) 42.VIA (SA) 43.DTC (Wil) 44.MTA Long Island 45.Cap Met (Aus) 46.Metro (STL) 47.RGRTA (Roc) 48.CTTRANSIT (Hrt) 49.LADOT (LA) 50.Mississauga Transit 51.Broward County Transit 52.Montgomery Co Transit 53.GO Transit (Tor) 54.WCDOT (Wst) 55.Hampton Roads (VA) 56.Pierce Transit (Tac) 57.TARC (Lou) 58.CATS (Cha) 59.NFTA (Buf) 60.SMCTD (San Mateo) 61.MBA (San Juan) 62.Reseau (Longueuil Qb) 63.COTA (Cbus) 64.Community Transit (Everett) 65.Foothill Transit (W Covina) 66.CDTA (Albany) 67.KCATA (KC MO) 68.LYNX (Orl) 69.Halifax Metro 70.MATA (Mem) 71.JTA (Jax) 72.RIPTA (Prov) 73.STOC (Gatineau) 74.Omnitrans (San Ber) 75.CNYRTA (Syr) 76.SRTD (Sac) 77.Sound Transit (Sea) 78.Long Beach Transit 79.TARTA (Toledo) 80.FCDOT (Fairfax) 81.HSR (Hamilton ON) 82.PSTA (Clearwater) 83.Madison (WI) Metro 84.Sun Tran (Tucson) 85.Golden Gate (San Rafael) 86.Big Blue Bus (Santa Mon) 87.LTC (London ON) 88.HARTA (Tampa) 89.MRTA (Akron) 90.GDRTA (Dayton) 91.SATCO (Springfield MA) 92.Kitsap (Bremerton WA) 93.GHTD (Hartford) 94.GRTC (Richmond VA) 95.NCTD (Oceanside CA) 96.DMART (Des Moines) 97.RTA (NO) 98.IndyGo (Indianapolis) 99.ABQ Ride (Alburquerque) 100.MTA (Flint MI) Largest US Cities 2010 US CENSUS BUREAU Largest Bus Fleets 2008 METRO MAGAZINE Indianapolis, IN 829,718 people | 155 buses Columbus, OH 787,033 people | 306 buses

3 Regional Transportation Plan Multi-Modal (new roads, tolled express lanes, bikes, trails, HOV lanes, local busses, express busses, and both light and commuter rail) Financing Possibilities (sales tax) Governance Structure

4 Regional Transportation Districts Created out of Joint Committee on Mass Transit and Transportation Alternatives, chair of the committee became bills sponsor PASSED HOUSE Tabled in Senate when it got caught up in Indianas property tax and assessment cap debate 2009 | HB1660

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6 Tailoring the Message Listen to the public. Change as new data becomes available – weigh market realities with resource potential and public opinion. Avoid Confusion. Acronyms and planning terms and the newness of transit terms make the conversation difficult enough. Facts Only. Data and anecdotes favor broader mode split, so making things up is needless and stupid. Educate, Dont Advocate. Be careful of what you say and who you say it to. Avoid Traps. Congestion relief, air quality improvements, and environmental benefits are all too soft to be effective with our public. ROI and JOBS JOBS JOBS. These arguments carry weight with our more conservative stakeholders. Focus on Local Bus. Doubling local bus is a winning argument for the urban stakeholders. Be Cautious With the Numbers. Release them at the right time and ALWAYS in context! Dont Hide. This is a public process – get out and be open about whats proposed, when, where, how much, and the potential impacts – good and bad.

7 250+ public meetings across the region during the day and in the evening 10,000+ public comments collected State Fair presence; brought in a Cleveland BRT CAC / MAC / DAC focus groups Recognized by FHWA & FTA as a national best practice for public engagement Indy Connect was awarded Best Plan & Best Marketing Program in 2011 by APA-IN

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9 Would have authorized referendums in 2 counties to raise income tax.2% Democrats walked out over Right to Work DEFEATED in the House Ways & Means subcommittee after right to work language was added to the bill 2012 | HB1073

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11 2 Counties, 10 Years Doubles local bus service Express bus between counties, Local bus in the burbs 5 rapid transit lines

12 Which one is light rail?

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15 HHPA CSX Union Station Transit Center South North Delaware Pennsylvania Virginia Washington Maryland 10th Ft. Wayne Downtown Transit Center Eli Lilly & Company

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18 Creates dedicated transit tax up to 0.3% Allows public referenda by county Creates a regional governance structure 2013 | HB1011 Passed House Transportation 11-1 Passed House Ways & Means 20-2 Passed Full House Passed Senate Local Government7-2 Committed to summer study by Senate Tax & Fiscal Policy

19 Carmel | Downtown | Greenwood Plainfield/Airport | Downtown | Cumberland Downtown | Noblesville

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