Indiana House passes Moed repeal of light rail ban

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House passed legislation authored by Representative Justin Moed (D-Indianapolis) with overwhelming bipartisan support that would enable Indianapolis and Central Indiana to pursue a light rail project in the future.

House Bill 1365 would repeal a 2014 ban on the building of light rail as a part of transit planning in Central Indiana. 

“This restores the ability of city leaders and residents to choose what form of mass transit is best suited for their community,” Moed said. “As our region continues to attract attention from national and even international businesses, we must have the flexibility to meet this growing demand. 

“House Bill 1365 ensures our city can remain competitive and evolve to the changing needs of our residents and businesses alike. I appreciate the bipartisan support from my House colleagues to give back this important economic development tool to the people of Indianapolis.”

House Bill 1365 passed 89-5 and now advances to the Senate for further action.

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