Mass transit advocates rallied at the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday in celebration of the House Ways and Means passage of HB1011, with a vote of 20-2, allowing for a voter referendum giving local residents a voice on future funding of mass transit in central Indiana. Next up, a floor vote by House. And, if it succeeds there, it is on to the Senate.
Kim Irwin, Executive Director of the Alliance for Health explains.
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Mayor Ballard made a surprise appearance, showing his strong support for this bill and mass transit.
If you've ever seen Bill Levin, you know he cuts a rakish figure, a cross somewhere between Lawrence of Arabia (had he lived) and Iggy Pop. You might be forgiven for finding the image of Levin sitting down for a power lunch with Bart Peterson a little, well, disconcerting.