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Transportation program expands options for people with disabilities

My Freedom helping 300 Central Indiana residents get to work, medical appointments, more Today, citizens with disabilities may qualify for public transit vouchers through CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions’ Way2Go service that allow them to cross county borders, thanks to a new program called My Freedom. My Freedom makes it easier for people with disabilities … read more

Rising gas prices mean commuter match-making service is busy

With gas prices climbing, Commuter Connect is seeing an increase in phone calls and website visits. “Carpooling is an easy way to control what you pay to get to work,” said Andrew McGee, program director of Commuter Connect, a service of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA). “While you can’t change the price of … read more

CIRTA vanpool program expands to Columbus

Employee-recruitment challenges led to service With an unemployment rate that’s even lower than the low 3.7% state average, Columbus, Indiana, businesses are looking for innovative ways to attract employees. The Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) believes vanpools offer one solution, and they’re partnering with CIRTA to see if they can put more vanpools on … read more

Regional Transportation Authority Seeks New Leader as Kaplan Announces Retirement

Lori Kaplan, executive director of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA), has announced her retirement. Kaplan has served as executive director for two years. She joined CIRTA in 2011 as vanpool manager and was promoted to the Commuter Connect rideshare program manager before taking the executive director job. Before joining CIRTA, Kaplan served in … read more

CIRTA Board of Directors Elects Officers

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 8, 2018) — The board of directors of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) has elected the following officers: Cassie Stockamp of Marion County, president; Bill Ehret of Marion County, vice president; Jerry Bridges of Madison County, secretary; and Larry Hesson of Hendricks County, treasurer. The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) … read more

IndyStar Letters: Amazon bid shows necessity of mass transit

To read the letter from CIRTA Executive Director, Lori Kaplan, on IndyStar’s website, click the link below:  

South Plainfield Connector starting Saturday service Nov. 11

Workforce demand results in high ridership Demand for transportation to seasonal jobs at Plainfield warehouses is so high that the South Plainfield Connector shuttle will begin running on Saturdays starting Nov. 11 and continue through Jan. 13. Every weekday and now on Saturday, the South Plainfield Connector shuttles pick up riders at IndyGo’s Route 8 … read more

Plainfield Wins Innovation Award for Economic Improvement District

The Town of Plainfield has been named a 2017 Municipal Innovation Award winner by Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) in the 30,000 – 60,000 population category. The Town received the award during the Aim Annual Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 11, at the 2017 Aim Ideas Summit in Evansville. The town was honored for their creation … read more

Community meetings on 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan set

The way we get around today – driving, biking, walking or taking transit – has a lot to do with infrastructure that was planned years ago. Roadways, transit lines and bridges often are conceived decades before any concrete is poured. In other words, if residents want to have a say in future infrastructure, they need … read more