INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - More than 200 people are expected to attend a Statehouse meeting to show their support for a public referendum on mass transit funding.
The bill is on the schedule for Wednesday's Ways and Means Committee hearing. The legislation would create a nine-county transit district and allow ballot questions in Marion and Hamilton counties on whether to raise local income taxes to help fund mass transit projects.
Supporters have proposed projects that include doubling bus service in the Indianapolis area and a commuter rail line.
Their Transit Day exhibition will follow Wednesday's House hearing. The program will include speakers in the Statehouse north atrium.
Kim Irwin of the Indiana Citizens' Alliance for Transit says individuals and groups from all corners of Indiana have registered for the event.
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