Study team holds first advisory committee meeting with more than 50 diverse stakeholders
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is providing an update on the ProPEL Indy study, which will inform the next 20 years of investment in I-65 and I-70 by developing a bold vision to modernize interstates inside the I-465 loop.
This week a group of more than 50 diverse stakeholders, representing a broad collection of neighborhoods, businesses, and organizations came together at ProPEL Indy’s first Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting. Participants provided feedback and shared information, surrounding ProPEL Indy’s four pillars: Quality of Life and Livability, Economic Growth and Opportunity, Transportation and Mobility, and Equity. The group will continue to meet throughout the duration of the study.
“It’s encouraging to see this level engagement from such a wide range of community partners,” said INDOT Commissioner Mike Smith. “Everything we hear and receive will be carefully considered and evaluated throughout the PEL process. Participation from the public will continue to be a crucial component of the study’s success.”
ProPEL Indy continues to actively engage with Indianapolis residents, neighborhoods, businesses, and commuters about their vision for the future of transportation infrastructure. Since the study’s launch last spring, the team has attended more than 60 meetings and events, registered over 600 stakeholders, and received more than 1,000 public comments.
ProPEL Indy is nearing the end of the Visioning/Data Collection phase, where the public was asked to provide ideas and input on the future of I-65 and I-70 in Indianapolis, which has helped inform the collection and analysis of data and will be used in the next phase of the study.
The next phase for ProPEL Indy is Purpose and Need/Evaluation Criteria, where the study team will identify transportation challenges, opportunities, and desired outcomes based on data analysis and community feedback.INDOT encourages the public to continue sharing input and ideas throughout all stages of the study at ProPELIndy.com. The next round of in-person and virtual public meetings is anticipated to take place in the spring. Share your ideas with the study team on the ProPEL Indy website.