A state House committee last week approved a long-stalled bill that would fund a $1.3 billion mass-transit expansion in central Indiana.

The Indiana House Roads and Transportation Committee last week approved HB 1011 by a vote of 11 to 1. The measure would allow voters in two counties to consider a 0.3% income-tax increase to finance an expansion of the public transit system in Hamilton and Marion counties around Indianapolis.

Supporters have pushed for the plan, called Indy Connect, for at least two years, but it has stalled amid lack of support.

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