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IndyGo shares transit plans with voters

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — IndyGo officials are sharing their transit plans for the city before voters head to the polls in November.

On Wednesday, they offered a free ride on the proposed purple line, showing off a 60-foot battery powered bus. Officials say their proposed plan would ensure every route runs every day and say riders wouldn’t have to wait as long for the bus.

The plan includes a 0.25% income tax, roughly 25 cents for every $100 dollars of income.

"What we hear from current and future riders is, they want the buses coming more frequently, and that’s what other cities have seen -- when you increase how often the buses come, it increases the number of riders, so that’s a huge part of our plan, making sure those heavily used routes are coming every 10 to 15 minutes," said Lauren Day, Marketing and Communications Manager at IndyGo.

Those living in Marion County will make the decision. The proposal is on the November ballot.