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Rapid transit bus line referendum on Marion County ballot for November

The ballot measure would ask for a slight increase in the local income tax - 25 cents on every $100 of income.
Photo of a rapid transit bus stop (WTHR file photo)

Looks like Marion County voters could vote on whether to help fund state's first rapid transit bus line come November.

The Red Line will initially run 13 miles - from Broad Ripple to University of Indianapolis.

Most of it will be paid for with federal funding. The referendum would help pay for expanding the hours of operation, the frequency of service and later the route itself.

The ballot measure would ask for a slight increase in the local income tax - 25 cents on every $100 of income.

The council needs to sign off on the referendum by the end of May. Either way, construction on the first phase of the Red Line will begin in 2017.

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