Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight says the bus system gives people access to jobs, schools, grocery stores, and doctor appointments no matter where they live.
The bill would give Monroe County the ability to expand Bloomington Transit county-wide.
The announcement of those refunds — expected to total $2 million — is the latest in the BMV's ongoing repayment for overcharging its customers.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has extended the passenger rail service's contract while long-term negotiations on the Hoosier State line continue.
The bill has been assigned to the Roads and Transportation Committee. The proposal will get its first hearing on Wednesday.
The proposed legislation says motorists who do not give cyclists the three-foot clearance could be fined up to $500.
INDOT officials say factors have changed since the initial route along State Road 37 was selected ten years ago
INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning doesn't recommend raising the gas tax but says an increasing number of bridges and roads in the state are in poor condition.
INDOT says salt prices are up 57 percent compared to last year.
The $200 million is part of a fund the legislature set up in 2013.