Committees Set to Discuss Proposed Referendum for Public Transportation

Originally posted to on April 5, 2016 by Teresa Mackin.

The latest meeting on potential changes to public transportation in Marion County takes place Tuesday evening in Perry Township. Officials plan to hold their latest outreach event on the Marion County Transit Plan Tuesday from 6 8 p.m. at the Perry Township Education Center.

On Monday evening, a city county committee discussed the proposal that would allow a referendum on the November ballot, giving residents the chance to weigh in on whether they’d like to help fund the improved transit system. The referendum would fund public transportation improvements through an income tax of up to .25 percent, or .25 cents of every $100 dollars of income. Leaders say this would make major improvements in the bus system, and would help them create three new rapid transit lines throughout the county.

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