Rep. Carson Statement on Protecting Indy Transit Projects
Washington, DC – Rep. André Carson released the following statement in response to threats to Indianapolis transit projects.
“I am extremely concerned by any attempt to prevent Indianapolis from becoming a world class city, and that is exactly what this anti-transit legislation does. It’s a poison pill that seeks to destroy our vision for quality mass transit in our city.
“Communities thrive when they expand public transportation. These investments promote economic development, create jobs, and connect people to vital resources that help families thrive. That’s why I fought to secure $75 million in federal funding for this project, which will not only benefit Hoosiers today, but future generations here in our city.
“As Indianapolis continues to grow and prosper, our transportation system must grow with it. This is not a partisan issue. All of us need the connectivity provided by mass transit -- whether it’s the parent who can achieve a shorter commute to and from work, the student who can get to school or college more easily, or the senior who has an easier time getting to the supermarket or their doctor’s office. We owe it to every member of our community to improve and expand our mass transit, and I pledge to remain strongly committed to that worthy goal.”