The Indianapolis transportation system is backed by intentional decisions and aggressive investments.
The region and state have intentionally and aggressively invested in Indianapolis transportation infrastructure during the past 25 years. The construction of our beltway is a great example. Back then, before any of the recent growth in the Indianapolis region, we had the vision to develop the Interstate 465 loop significantly farther out from the city center than was needed at the time. That single vision has helped our region grow seamlessly for decades.
Additionally, in the 1990s, Indy launched the "Building Better Neighborhoods" program that invested heavily in community infrastructure by utilizing proceeds from the privatization of governmental services.
Thru an innovative financing mechanism, former Governor (now Purdue University President) Mitch Daniels implemented Major Moves during his tenure - a $2.6 billion capital spending infrastructure plan throughout the state. This project included a plan to finish the construction of the only uncompleted interstate in Indiana - Interstate 69 from Indianapolis to Evansville. This is one reason why the Indy region is ranked first for the least amount of congestion for U.S. metropolitan areas with more than 1 million residents, according to the Fiscal Times.
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The Indianapolis region is focused on the future of transit and the Indy public transportation scene, and that future is the on-demand mobility structure.