Legislation designed to allow central Indiana voters the opportunity to decide on funding expanded mass transit has passed the Indiana Senate. The bill concerns five counties. Indy Chamber President Michael Huber says the measure is “essential” to workers and talent recruitment efforts. The bill includes language that prohibits an eligible county from “carrying out a light rail project.”

You can view the full bill by clicking here.

February 4, 2014

Indy Chamber President and CEO Michael Huber's Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 176

(Central Indiana Transit Bill)

“We are encouraged the Indiana Senate has supported our efforts to give local elected officials and citizens the opportunity to invest in the expansion of our regional transit system. As we have long said, this measure is essential for the Indianapolis region to provide access to jobs and healthcare and recruit talented workers. The Indy Chamber will remain steadfast in its mission to see this measure through the House and ultimately, to our local communities.”

To learn more about this and other key issues affecting the Indy regional business community, click here to review our 2014 Legislative Agenda.

About the Indy Chamber

The Indy Chamber is the voice of progress and improvement for the Indianapolis region's business community. With membership of nearly 3,000 businesses representing 230,000 employees in the Indianapolis region, the Indy Chamber is leading the effort to strengthen the business climate, improve the state of education, revitalize neighborhoods and enhance the region's workforce. In 2012, the Indy Chamber merged with Indy Partnership, Develop Indy, and Business Ownership Initiative. For more information about the Indy Chamber, visit IndyChamber.com.

Sources: The Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, The Indiana General Assembly

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