A proposal to allow voters to decide on a referendum for public transportation funding goes before the full City-County Council in Indianapolis Monday night. If approved, the referendum on a 0.25 percent tax increase will be on the ballot in November.
Proposal 145 was passed by a 7-1 vote in the council’s Rules and Public Policy Committee. The referendum, if approved by voters, would authorize the council to vote on the tax increase.
IndyGo approval of the tax increase would allow for the implementation of the Marion County Transit Plan. The plan would include significant improvements to the local bus network in Marion County, which IndyGo says would create shorter wait times, service earlier in the morning and later at night, all routes operating seven days per week, and three rapid transit lines.