By: Zach | April 25, 2018

A lot has happened since the last post on this issue. Many folks out there, who follow me on social media, have been getting live updates, but so much has happened since the last post, I thought it was time for a thorough update.

As you’ll remember from the previous post, over the last few months I’ve met with management teams from CSX. I implored them to find ways to reverse their recent decisions to increase the traffic on their lines that results in more time our major arteries are blocked, especially since these decisions have also resulted in a huge spike in the number of incidents where the trains actually stop on the tracks for literally hours at a time.

Category: Notice 

Tags: CSX, Trains, Crossing 

By: Zach | March 17, 2018

Residents of Indianapolis have noticed several changes with our interactions with the CSX lines. Among these changes are an increase of train traffic. Much longer trains. And, most frustrating, long trains actually stopping for long periods of time across major thoroughfares. Reported stoppages have come in at 2, 3 and even 6 hours parked over a street blocking traffic. 
While many of these changes spell windfall revenue growth for CSX, they're also creating a nightmare for Indianapolis residents who just want to get to work, home, or to pick up their kids at school. 
These things are impacting Indianapolis at a greater rate than most other cities for 2 reasons. 
First, we just have a higher than average number of rail lines com...

Category: take action 

Tags: CSX, Trains, Crossing 

By: Zach | February 27, 2018

Women behind the badge workshop

Category: Advice 

Tags: workshop, IMPD, Jobs 

By: Zach | December 19, 2017

Indy Library Moves Forward on New Brightwood Branch Project


  Purchase agreements approved by The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees will clear the way for construction of a new Brightwood Branch on the city’s near east side.

  After more than a year of negotiations with property owners, Library trustees on December 18 approved purchases of four tracts totaling 2.3 acres on which a new 15,000-square-foot branch will be built. It will replace an undersized facility in the Brightwood Shopping Center that has served the community since 1972. The acquired properties are located across from the shopping center near the intersection of E. 25th Street and N. Sherman Drive. The Library also will work to acquire the ti...

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