Indy Council to Vote on Transit Expansion Proposal

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Funding for expanded mass transit in Indianapolis is set to go before the City-County Council Monday for a final vote. The proposal calls for an up to 0.25 percent income tax increase. The funding would go toward initiatives including additional routes and extended service hours.

Organizations including the Indy Chamber have supported the expansion, calling more and improved access to public transportation a work force and talent attraction issue.

Last week, Proposal 3 was approved by the council's Rules and Public Policy Committee. The measure was put before the council following a November referendum where nearly 60 percent of voters approved an income tax increase to fund the expansion. A recently-approved state law cleared the way for individual counties to initiate a public referendum on expanded public transportation without prior approval from the General Assembly.

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