Private Sector group Unveils Transit Plan for Indianapolis

After 30 years of government studies of a regional transportation system, an influential private-sector group is set to unveil its own plan that includes commuter rail and even toll lanes added to local interstate highways.
February 11, 2010, 12pm PST | Tim Halbur
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The proposed toll lanes are meant to help fund other segments of the transportation plan, including a commuter rail in the northeast. But tolls won't pay for the whole package.

As Chris O'Malley reports, "...a potentially controversial component of the plan is a local option sales tax that could cost residential taxpayers an extra $180 a year to help fund a system estimated to cost $6.7 billion.

That's likely to be a tough sell in a region already weary of paying for sports stadiums and, despite growing congestion, not yet suffering world-class gridlock."

Thanks to Justin Stuehrenberg

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Published on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 in Indianapolis Business Journal
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