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    “First-Mile, Last-Mile Connections to Transit” workshops

    Are you interested in hosting a “First-Mile, Last-Mile Connections to Transit” workshop in your area? At this workshop the Indiana Citizens’ Alliance for Transit (ICAT)  and local community partners discuss public transportation policy and its role in creating more ‘livable communities’ throughout Indiana.

    As part of these workshops, attendees have the opportunity to conduct real bus stop accessibility assessments – examining the critical links between the sidewalk, bus stop, and bus ride – to ensure there are safe and accessible pathways of travel. The workshops are free to attend but registration is required.

    These events were made possible by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities.

    Previous”First-Mile, Last-Mile Connections to Transit” workshops:


    ICAT partners from across the state made their voices heard during the 2015 General Assembly session! Over 50 articles were published across the state as part of our INvest INtransit campaign to increase state-funding for transit. You can learn more about the ongoing campaign here and read each article below. Thank you to all partners who made it known that state-level transit funding has not kept pace with demand and economic opportunity. – 4/21/15:                                                                          Increase funding for public transportation

    The Herald Republican (Angola) – 4/12/15:                                           Public transportation funding aids employment of people with disabilities

    Terre Haute Tribune Star – 4/12/15:                                                        Public transport demands more investment

    South Bend Tribune – 4/12/15:                                                                 Stagnant state funding threatens Transpo services

    The Star Press – 4/11/15:                                                                           Mass transit vital for people with IDD

    Evansville Courier & Press – 4/10/15:                                                      Better transit funding needed

    Versailles Republican – 4/2/15:                                                                  Catch-a-Ride needs funding

    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel – 3/27/15:                                                      Transit is already big business in Indiana

    Inside Indiana Business – 3/25/15:                                                           Transit is Already Big Business

    The Herald-Tribune (Batesville) – 3/20/15:                                           Local transit agencies threatened

    Daily Journal – 3/16/15:                                                                              Mass transit losing traction?

    The Statehouse File – 3/11/15:                                                                   Public Transit Supporters Push for More Money

    Wish-TV – 3/10/15:                                                                                      Mass transit supporters rally at Statehouse

    Indiana Public Media – 3/10/15:                                                               Public Transportation Advocates Rally For Funding Increase

    93.1 FM WIBC – 3/10/15:                                                                            They Got More Money, But Public Transit Supporters Say Growing Ridership Demands Even More

    WTTV CBS – 3/10/15:                                                                                  ‘Transit Day’ held at statehouse, supporters push for more funding

    Fox59 News – 3/10/15:                                                                              Public transit advocates rally at statehouse

    Inside Indiana Business – 3/5/15:                                                              Rural Indiana Benefits From Public Transit, Too

    Herald Times Bloomington – 3/4/15:                                                        Indiana should be investing more in transit

    WFHB Bloomington – 3/3/15:                                                                     Public Transit Expansion Bill Introduced to Indiana House of Representatives

    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – 3/3/15:                                                       Buses could benefit Fort Wayne if we invest in them

    Kokomo Tribune – 2/20/15:                                                                         Bus services fear proposed cuts to transit fund

    Greensburg Daily News – 2/19/15:                                                              Capitalize on a trend: Increase Indiana’s transit investment

    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel – 2/19/15:                                                        Can a conservative support more state funding for public transportation?

    The Paper (Montgomery County/Crawfordsville) – 2/18/15:                 Transit is already big business

    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – 2/18/15:                                                      Spending increase for transportation essential

    News and Tribune (Jeffersonville) – 2/17/15:                                           The back and forth on transportation funding in Indiana

    Fort Wayne Journal Gazette – 2/17/15:                                                      Higher bus ridership of benefit to us all

    Herald Bulletin (Anderson) – 2/16/15:                                                       Bus services fear cut to transit fund

    Terre Haute Tribune-Star – 2/14/15:                                                          Bus services fear cut to transit fund; Six years of flat funding takes toll

    Greensburg Daily News – 2/14/15:                                                              Pence proposes cuts to public transportation

    Flyer Group (Hendricks County) – 2/13/15:                                             Pence’s proposed cuts to mass transit get little support from GOP

    Lebanon Reporter – 2/13/15:                                                                     Bus services fear cut to transit fund

    The Herald Republican (Angola) – 2/12/15:                                             Transportation advocates voice fund concerns (front-page placement)

    The News Sun (Kendallville) – 2/12/15                                                      Kendallville Sun News – Transit advocates say funding stuck in neautral

    Lafayette Journal and Courier – 2/9/15:                                                   Citybus asks riders to lobby legislators

    Parke County Sentinel – 2/5/15:                                                                 Seeks Public Transportation Fund boost

    Inside Indiana Business – 2/5/15:                                                              Transit group fights for more funding

    Kokomo Tribune – 2/4/15:                                                                          Let’s capitalize on a positive trend – 2/4/15:                                                                             Bus providers hope Soliday-backed bill passes (Hendricks County) – 2/3/15                                         Campaign to increase Indiana’s transit investment launches

    Lafayette Journal and Courier – 2/3/15:                                                 Increase Indiana’s investment to match rise in mass transit

    Fort Wayne News-Sentinel – 2/3/15:                                                       Group seeks boost in transit funding – 2/3/15:                                                                 Indiana organization looks to increase public transportation funding

    Community Transportation Association of America’s (CTAA) update – 2/3/15:  Transit advocates push to increase state funding (PMTF)

    21 Alive (NBC affiliate in Fort Wayne) – 2/2/15:                                    Campaign Launches to Increase Public Transit Funding

    Indianapolis Star – 2/1/15:                                                                          Indiana needs transit investment – 1/30/15:                                                            Coalition objects to proposed 3 percent cut in transit funding

    WEHT and WTVW, Evansville – 1/30/15:                                               Funding could be cut for Indiana public transportation (PMTF)(video)

    Indianapolis Business Journal – 1/20/15:                                               Transit advocates push to increase state funding (PMTF)

    Visit the Indy Connect Now News page for past media clips related to the Central Indiana transit initiative.

    ICAT Meetings:

    ICAT partners meet the first Friday of each month from 9 – 11 AM. Everyone is welcome to attend!  Please e-mail us at info [at] indianacat [dot] org for more details.

    We are always eager to meet our members and hear their valuable perspectives on our important work. Join us for a meeting or event to show your commitment to the cause and share your input.

    Stay tuned to this page to find out about opportunities for you to get involved at the member, committee, or community level. If you know of an event that is not posted here, but might be of interest to ICAT members, please contact us at info [at] indianacat [dot] org.

    Past events:

    “Livability and Mobility in Your Community” workshops. These workshops were made possible through the generous support of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities:

    • Indianapolis, IN, 6/9/14, with AccessABILITY and Back Home in Indiana Alliance;
    • Monticello, IN, 9/4/14, with The City of Monticello and ADA Advisory Council;
    • Plymouth, IN, 9/19/14, with REAL Services, Inc. (Area 2 Agency on Aging);
    • Mitchell, IN, 11/10/14, with Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living (SICIL);
    • Indianapolis, IN, 11/13/14, with Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo);
    • Noblesville, IN, 1/7/15, with Janus Developmental Services, Inc.

    Transit Day at the Statehouse. We have held Transit Day at the Statehouse for three consecutive years (February 13, 2013; January 23, 2014; and March 10, 2015). This is a unique opportunity for transit advocates and community partners to convene to listen to speakers, network, and speak face-to-face with state elected officials on the impact that transit has in our local communities. You can see pictures of previous Transit Days on our Facebook page.