The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local News

October 24, 2013

Mayor, council disagree over new CATS hub

ANDERSON — Anderson City Council will conduct a special meeting today to discuss a new CATS bus terminal.

Anderson Public Information Officer Alisha Cummings said the council and Mayor Kevin Smith's administration are at odds over the terminal's proposed location. A decision could be reached at the meeting.

Some members of city council want to build the bus terminal in front of the Anderson Young Ballet Theater at Meridian and Main streets.

Cummings said the city administration is opposed to putting the terminal there, in part because of the hassle it would pose to the dancers and their parents.

The Smith administration wants to put the new terminal at the corner of 14th Street and Central Avenue.

Sam Pellegrino, general manager of CATS, said an environmental study from the Madison County Council of Governments recommended the city's chosen site. Pellegrino cited several advantages offered by the location, including minimized disruption of current routes and the central location near downtown businesses.

Council member Russ Willis — like Smith, a Republican — favors locating the terminal at 14th and Central.

"It would provide an improvement to the neighborhood," he said.

Pellegrino said the site the council picked has not been federally approved and any construction there would not be matched by a federal grant. Initially, $1.8 million in federal grants were earmarked for the project.

The city has already received federal approval to build the terminal at the 14th-and-Central site, Pellegrino said.

Councilman Joe Newman said he has not decided which site plan to support and will attend tonight's meeting with an open mind.

If the two sides don't agree, Cummings said, the decision might not be reached at today's meeting. In fact, if an agreement can't be reached, the council might decide to buy new buses instead. CATS currently has seven routes, eight buses for those routes and eight buses for Nifty Lift routes.

Text Only
Local News
  • news_indfloods.jpg County escapes major storm damage

    Despite strong winds and heavy storms Thursday night, Madison County property escaped relatively unscathed. While downed tree limbs and power lines led to a power outage for about 2,000 residences in Anderson, there were no reports of structure damage in the county.

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS -  HB0823 - Fire-Rozelle Johnson - JC 28a.jpg Lightning might have caused Anderson funeral home fire

    A lightning strike is suspected of starting a fire at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Services, Ind. 32 and Rangeline Road, early Friday morning.

    August 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Teen arrested in alleged robbery, battery of teen girl A teen faces felony charges after allegedly luring and driving another girl out to a county road, robbing the girl at knifepoint and leaving the girl out on the road at night.

    August 22, 2014

  • ACS incumbents facing election challenge Most incumbents seeking re-election to various school boards in Madison County will be facing challengers in the November 4 general election.

    August 22, 2014

  • SWAT Challenge to move to Camp Atterbury The 13th Annual Indiana SWAT Challenge will again be hosted by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, but this year will move to a larger venue.

    August 22, 2014

  • Pendleton Heights clips Muncie Central 28-21 MUNCIE — Pendleton Heights began its season with a win, defeating Muncie Central 28-21. Quarterback Jarred Hubble ran for two 1-yard touchdowns and Christian Gonzalez completed both with extra points kicks. Jake Brooks added another touchdown from an

    August 23, 2014

  • Reservoir could be needed shot in the arm The proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir is being described as the needed shot in the arm that would put Anderson back on the map.

    August 23, 2014

  • VanNess, William mug Local Briefs: Aug. 23 A compilation of news items of local and statewide interest as published in the Saturday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Coats: Obamacare won't be repealed U.S. Sen. Dan Coats said the Affordable Care Act will not be repealed and that Congress needs to focus on many modifications to the law affecting health care in America.

    August 22, 2014

  • Anderson cop Richardson loses rank Seven months after Anderson Police officer Bill Richardson was arrested in January but not criminally charged, the department has disciplined the officer.

    August 22, 2014

August Staff Photos


Buy and browse more photos from The Herald Bulletin

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Auto Industry Book
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook