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Indy Mass Transit Expansion Moving Ahead

InsideIndianaBusiness.com
Apr 27, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS –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. Read more…

Improving the Commute – and Economic Development – With BRT

Tom Ewing, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2-2016)

A few years back, Indiana’s Department of Transportation (INDOT) established a website for project information on I-69 and I-465, the outer-belt that encircles Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana’s biggest metro area and capital city. INDOT explained that Operation Indy Commute is an initiative “to strategically eliminate recurring commuting bottlenecks”. Operation Indy Commute costs $65 million for new interchange capacity and access lanes.
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Pence signs bill allowing counties to decide on mass transit expansion

IBJ.com
March 26, 2014

Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday afternoon signed a bill that would permit an expansion of mass transit in central Indiana, if voters approve an income tax hike.

The legislation, titled Senate Enrolled Act 176, authorizes officials in Marion, Madison, Johnson, Hancock, Hamilton and Delaware counties to seek voter permission to raise income taxes to fund a regional bus system. The goal is to add more buses and more routes to connect more areas of central Indiana.
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Mayor: IndyGo hub can be a ‘signature structure’

February 28, 2014
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IndyGo unveiled Thursday the design of its $20 million transit hub set to be built on a half-block surface parking lot in the heart of downtown. City officials hope the transit hub will serve as a signature structure that could trigger further development in the area.
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