Mass transit supporters rally downtown

(WISH Photo/Ron Nakasone)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Supporters of a bigger, better mass transit system in Central Indiana rallied at the Statehouse Thursday.

The Indiana Citizens Alliance for Transit is the second group to gather this week to encourage lawmakers to pass a transit bill.

That bill calls for county referendums to increase taxes for better bus service.

Among those speaking out is Sarah Meyer, who is blind.

“I work with people with disabilities every day,” she said, “and among the greatest challenges our consumers face is a lack of access to safe, affordable, and reliable transportation. This is something we’re working to change.”

A summer study committee recommended passage of the transit bill but no votes have been taken in the General Assembly so far this year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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