Transit Advocacy Groups in Indy

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in IndyHub | 4 Comments

IndyHub’s interested in mass transit for a lot of reasons, but you’re going to see us take a more vocal role because you told us it matters to you (surveys from 2013 and 2015). Here’s a little more on that if you’re interested.

1. Indiana Citizens Alliance for Transit (ICAT) – Started as series of public forums held throughout central Indiana in the spring of 2008, ICAT’s mission is to educate the public on the benefits of transit and to advocate for the immediate development and ongoing support of comprehensive transit options in communities across Indiana.

Like them on Facebook | Follow them on Twitter | Join their Movement

2. Indy Connect Now – A sister initiative of Indy Connect, Indy Connect Now advocates for for better mass transit in Central Indiana – to grow the economy and improve access to jobs, healthcare, education and recreation.

Facebook | Twitter | Sign their Petition

3. Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA) – A quasi-governmental organization focused on bringing more transportation options to Central Indiana, CIRT’s working to better connect Indianapolis with suburban and rural communities in Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks, Boone, Delaware and Madison counties.

FacebookTwitter | Read their Plan | Sign their Petition

4. Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) – All urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more are required by Federal Regulations to have a designated MPO with the responsibility of conducting a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process. In the Indianapolis region, the City of Indianapolis, Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD) is the designated MPO.

Facebook | Check out their Indianapolis Regional Transportation Council

5. Indiana Coalition for Open Government (ICOG) – A nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of open government and freedom of information throughout all levels of state and local government in Indiana, ICOG brings together journalists, lawyers, academics and citizen activists to advocate for greater access to government records and meetings.

Facebook | Twitter 

6. Health by Design – A partner coalition, Health by Design works to ensure that communities throughout Indiana have neighborhoods, public spaces and transportation infrastructure that promote physical activity and healthy living.

Join their Mailing List 

7. Urban Indy – A collaborative blog featuring authors with a passion for urban design in Indianapolis, Urban Indy spends quite a bit of time focusing on transit and supporting the Red Line.

FacebookTwitter | Read their Blog


  1. Kevin
    November 2, 2015

    Nice list. Any way that Urban Indy could be added to it somehow? We’re not an official non-profit, but we’ve taken a lot of the public heat for being for the proposed Red Line.

    Thanks for what you do, Kevin

    • Jenny Walton
      November 2, 2015

      Absolutely. So glad you said something, Kevin!

  2. Matt
    October 6, 2016

    Are there any signs available for supporters of the Red Line to place in their yards? If so, how does one get them?

    • Laura Granieri
      October 7, 2016

      Matt, yes! We have some at our office (Mass Ave and College Ave) and they are also at MIBOR’s (19th & Meridian St) office. If you’re interested in picking up from us, send an email to and she can schedule a time next week for you to pick one up!


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