INDIANAPOLIS – The City-County Council Rules and Public Policy Committee will meet Tuesday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Casa Blanca Banquet Hall (4004 Georgetown Rd.). The Committee will make a recommendation by vote whether Marion County residents will have the opportunity to participate in a ballot measure for transit funding in the County.
If the Rules Committee makes a “do-pass” recommendation this Tuesday, Proposal 145 will be on the agenda for the full City-County Council meeting on Monday, May 9. The full Council meets at 7:00 p.m. at the City-County Building in downtown Indianapolis. A vote yes by the full Council would trigger a referendum on the November 2016 ballot for transit funding.
If a Marion County referendum is authorized by City-County Council and is successful on the November 2016 ballot, the Council would then vote on a 0.25 percent income tax increase to fund the expansion of transit in the city, and IndyGo could begin to implement the Marion County Transit Plan: a connected network of buses and rapid transit lines; increased service frequency; extended operational hours; and implementation of three new rapid transit lines.
IndyGo, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation, provides public transit service throughout Marion County. In 2016, IndyGo will open the Downtown Transit Center at the corner of Washington and Delaware and make system-wide route changes. Visit IndyGo.net, follow @IndyGoBus on Twitter, or call (317) 635-3344 for more information.