First public hearing held on expanded mass transit plan and tax increase

Originally posted to on by Jessica Winters.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Monday night, the Indianapolis City-County Council held its first hearing on the mass transit plan. The public were allowed to voice their opinions on a tax that would help expand the Marion County transit system.

The public hearing was held at the City County Building. Sara Walton was an attendee and voted in favor of the tax increase on Election Day. Walton said “I love the bus and IndyGo because I am not able to drive due to a brain injury.”

Even though the vote passed in Nov. by nearly 60 percent, some are not in favor. Bobby Long attended Monday night’s public hearing to oppose the vote. Long said “the tax dollars add up, that’s a lot of money. Someone who is making $80-100,000 a year will pay nearly $200 a year and a lot of them don’t even use the bus.”

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