Will county ride along on mass transit?

As soon as this fall, local residents could get the chance to choose if they want to pay for fast-moving buses into downtown and other central Indiana communities, but whether that question will be on your ballot hasn’t been decided.

A new state law gives six counties the option to let voters decide at the ballot box if they want to create a mass transit system, which would likely be an express bus route with minimal stops initially reaching the Greenwood area. The mass transit system would cost

taxpayers, on average, an extra $107 a year in income tax.

The county council will get the first opportunity to put the question on the ballot. If the council chooses not to, three township boards representing the northern third of the county will have that opportunity.

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