Addison Pollock was hired as ICAT’s first full-time staff member in December of 2013. He can be reached at apollock [at] acsm [dot] org or
The Indiana Citizens’ Alliance for Transit (ICAT) educates on the benefits of transit and advocates for the immediate development and ongoing support of comprehensive transit options in communities across Indiana.
A series of public forums held throughout central Indiana in the spring of 2008 catalyzed discussion about creating a statewide transit advocacy organization.
Public comment during these forums (hosted by the ACLU, the Urban Land Institute and the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority [CIRTA], among others) brought to light the fact that there existed no effective body or mechanism for organizing transit advocates from different sectors, or for reaching out to the general public – voters, taxpayers, transit riders – about plans for transit expansion in central Indiana.
There were citizens eager to “do something” to make expanded transit a reality, but it became evident to transit advocates that some type of body had to be established to focus advocacy efforts in order to secure dedicated transit funding.
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info [at] indianacat [dot] org
Kim Irwin, Health by Design, kirwin [at] acsm [dot] org, 317-352-3844