State Rep. Blake Johnson comments on IndyGo legislation
INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Blake Johnson (D-Indianapolis) issued the following statement after the House gavel fell regarding debate that occurred throughout the legislative session on IndyGo:
“Marion County voters have consistently voiced their support for expanded public transit services, and with good reason. For thousands of residents, IndyGo is the key that unlocks access to jobs, educational opportunities, healthcare, healthy food, and other community assets that make this city great. I also believe that there are many who in good faith believe that we have an obligation to ensure that those transit services are being delivered to the public in a way that is efficient, effective, and provides a true return on investment for taxpayers.
“I’m grateful that members of the House of Representatives - regardless of party - were able to come together for deliberative and meaningful dialogue around IndyGo and the importance of transit in Central Indiana, without a result that would grind long-promised progress to a halt.
“I want to thank those who voiced their opinions over the last few months, and I look forward to continued conversations over the coming year.”