Letters and Opinion

Local legislators should lead on transit

August 4, 2012

A vibrant mass transit system is an essential next step to encourage economic development, improve quality of life and make Indianapolis more inviting. Unfortunately, despite broad bipartisan support, Indianapolis’ Republican state senators have been unwilling to allow a referendum that calls for a .02-percent income tax increase to initiate the transit plan. Because of rigid ideology, even giving the voters the choice of raising revenues is a non-starter for these senators.

This is a great shame. Unless Indianapolis’ own senators get on board with the future, we cannot expect anything but ambivalence from legislators from the rest of the state.
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Tim DeLaney
Democratic candidate, State Senate District 30
 

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