The City-County Council committee vote came after Mayor Joe Hogsett’s top adviser urged members to say yes—the first time the mayor’s office had expressed an opinion publicly about whether the tax increase should pass.
The proposal begins its journey through the governmental process this week, and Indianapolis City-County Council is set to vote on the matter Feb. 27.
Federal rail and state transportation officials have approved a process that could restore passenger rail service to Fort Wayne.
Marion County voters on Tuesday said “yes” Tuesday to a transit-related tax increase, which means it’s now the City-County Council’s turn to consider the issue.
The Nov. 8 referendum—if it’s approved—doesn’t institute a transit tax. It only gives the City-County Council permission to vote on one, if it chooses to.
Advocates and opponents of a Nov. 8 referendum that would let the City-County Council increase taxes to pay for a mass transit plan are gearing up to vie for your vote.
The electric car-sharing service is barely 15 percent of the way toward critical mass for profitability. It has targeted local college campuses, groceries and cultural attractions as growth engines as it continues broad expansion plans.
IndyGo is hosting four public meetings this month to share updates and answer questions about the 35-mile bus rapid transit line proposed from Westfield to Greenwood.
While they wait for $75 million in federal funding to come through, transit officials are trying to ensure the first phase of the Red Line is shovel-ready.
The Washington Township board voted earlier Tuesday to put the proposed tax hike on November ballots, but the overall decision hinged on whether Clay Township would also agree on the referendum.
For the first weekday morning commute at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center, IndyGo workers fanned out to help riders get their bearings. Traffic lights didn’t always cooperate.
Teams of IndyGo volunteers, called “transit ambassadors,” are on foot at bus stops around the city, spreading the word about big changes that will affect all 31 of the system’s routes.
Business leaders in charge of the advocacy work said Tuesday morning they expect to launch a “targeted” advertising and informational campaign by highlighting the possible benefits of expanded mass transit to a wide variety of groups.
A proposal that would let Marion County residents vote for an income-tax increase to help fund expanded mass transit passed a City County Council committee Tuesday night.
The co-founder of Axis Architecture + Interiors says design is a collaborative, participatory process that’s based on research and listening.