On a local level it would have to be the proliferation of the bicycle infrastructure around Indianapolis. Since transportation is the second largest source of pollution, including CO2 emissions, I feel that it is important to give people transportation options. The great thing about implementing bicycle infrastructure is that it is comparatively cheap and easy to implement, as opposed to a rail line that may take 20 years to implement. On the state level, little to nothing has been done, especially for transportation. On the federal level, the Obama administration has done a great job of trying to fund bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects, but due to the change in Congress, that is becoming much more difficult.
See above. The change in Congress has set back the environment movement considerably. In fact, under the flag of economic development, our Republican-led House of Representatives is doing everything it can to pull the U.S. back to the 1950's. Furthermore, there is a new transportation funding bill that needs to be developed and the Congress is doing everything in its power to strip bike and pedestrian funding.