INDIANAPOLIS — The State Senate has passed a bill that would rework how Indianapolis’ public bus system gets its funding, and thus put future rapid bus projects in jeopardy.
Senate Bill 141, authored by State Sen. Aaron Freeman, would change the definition of federal grant money as tax money, citing an opinion from Attorney General Todd Rokita.
State law says IndyGo must get at least 10-percent of it’s funding from sources other than taxes or fares. Freeman’s bill would add state or federal funds to that list.
The bill will now be looked over by lawmakers in the Indiana House.