A measure that would give Marion County voters a say in expanding mass transit has taken a step forward. After a public hearing, a City-County Council committee approved a "do-pass" recommendation for the proposal, which calls for a referendum on a 0.25 percent income tax hike to fund public transportation projects.
The full council is set May 9 to discuss Prop 145. If green-lighted, a measure to authorize a council vote on the tax increase would be included on ballots in November. It would then return to council for approval.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corp., says the proposal’s passage would allow it to get to work on the Marion County Transit Plan. The initiative would involve a larger network of bus coverage and three new rapid transit lines, all in an effort to boost service frequency and hours of operation.