Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On WHIN Survey, Train Talks

Nov 29, 2018

The mayor says he has some issues with a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton has not been shy about expressing his skepticism for the one-year old Wabash Heartland Innovation Network, which is supposed to kickstart research into the ever-buzzworthy “Internet of Things.”

The project’s organizers just released results of a small survey, and more Montgomery County residents took part than did people living in any of the other nine counties WHIN represents. But the results pose some questions, which we put to Mayor Barton this week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor.

Also on this week’s show, as Crawfordsville waits alongside many other Indiana cities to see if it gets grant money to stop train crossing delays, Mayor Barton says there may be a small light at the end of the tunnel. We’ll ask him how he’s dealing privately with CSX as he hopes a trainload of cash comes his way to fix the problem more permanently.