The proposed commuter route here -- it would run from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. at 30-minute intervals -- would mean noise and pollution for those who live along the tracks.
I think you have to run better hours, such as 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily, if you want to attract a lot of commuters. The hours proposed provide too small of a time frame upon which to rely on its service. If I hop the train to work downtown and get stuck late at work, a commuter in Fishers is looking at a $40 cab ride to get home. The proposed rail line could become a reality in the next 3 to 5 years. In a separate story, McFeely says Mayor Greg Ballard and Gov. Mitch Daniels are not yet sold on the benefits of a rail line. If Indianapolis wants to consider itself a world-class city, you have to build a better public transportation system which includes light rail. Besides, anything we can do to relieve traffic congestion on the city's northeastside and reduce the need for new highway construction is welcome.