Marion County voters set to vote on mass transit referendum

Originally posted to on October 31, 2016 by Jessica Smith.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — As voters prepare for the upcoming election,  24-Hour News 8 is looking at the future of public transportation in Indianapolis. Public transit is one of the most controversial issues on the Marion County ballot.

On Tuesday, voters will decide on a potential 0.25 percent tax hike to fund improvements and expansions to the mass transit system.

What is the Marion County Transit Plan? 

IndyGo says the Marion County Transit Plan will increase transit service by 70 percent. If the plan moves forward, buses would run earlier in the morning, more frequently during the day and later at night. The plan also includes three bus rapid transit lines — the Red Line, Purple Line and Blue Line.

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