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Indiana's House Committee passes mass transit bill

More than 8,000 Hoosiers have signed petitions, encouraging lawmakers to authorize the referendum to place mass transit on the ballot so local voters can decide on how to fund an expanded transit system.

Ind. transit advocates push again for referendum

Despite facing another uphill battle with the General Assembly after a defeat last year, will re-introduce a plan that asks two counties to increase local income taxes by 0.3%. The funds would double bus service and add light rail and express transit service.

Indiana bans texting while driving

Under the new law, effective July 1, violators face a maximum fine of $500. The law extends the state's current texting ban to all drivers. Drivers under 18 are also prohibited from all cell phone use.