Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Why Regional Cities Money Might Not Flow

Jun 25, 2015

The mayor says what appeared to be cooperation between Greater Lafayette Commerce and Crawfordsville economic development entities has faded.
Credit Courtesy Crawfordsville Mayor's Office

Next week, Crawfordsville is set to celebrate the rebirth of the Hoosier State Amtrak line – assuming that comes to pass.

On this week’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Todd Barton about how the city is preparing to embrace the trains – and whether their new operators still have work to do before residents can truly embrace mass transit.

Shortly after the new Amtrak service begins, site selectors from the lieutenant governor’s office will visit Crawfordsville to judge whether it’s worthy of a Stellar Communities grant.

So as the city prepares to be looked over, we take one last chance to ask Mayor Barton how he’ll try to see his city isn’t overlooked.