The 2013 General Assembly has taken up two key transit issues:
- Funding transit in the state budget while restoring the Public Mass Transportation Fund (PMTF) using a dedicated share of the state sales and use tax; and
- Authorizing a referendum to allow a vote by Marion and Hamilton County residents on whether to fund Indy Connect, the enhanced mass transit system for Central Indiana. (See Indy Connect Now; HB1011).
Sign the petition and ask your company and other groups to which you belong (service clubs, neighborhood associations and religious organizations) to adopt a resolution showing support. Help us show state legislators that Hoosiers support robust transit systems across Indiana!
We will keep you informed of specific ways you can support this broader effort, but we also encourage you to continue communicating the simple 3-point ICAT message at every possible opportunity:
We need more transit
We need more funding for transit
We need more local funding options for transit
Interested in more background info, talking points, and advocacy tips and resources? Use the ICAT Advocacy Toolkit.
Why Take Action? Again and again, transit advocates are told by legislators that transit is not an important issue to them because they don’t ever hear about it from their constituents! Although there are numerous organizations across the state advocating for transit development, legislators need to hear from voters, taxpayers & transit riders – not just interest groups.
- Click here to find names, phone numbers and emails for your state legislators
- Download and use these talking points about the Benefits of Transit.
- Contact your elected officials and tell them we need improved transit in Indiana!
Taking just a few minutes to contact your elected officials can make a tremendous impact on our issue.
Contacting Your Legislators:
Sample Letter & Talking Points: