IndyGo has gotten a reprieve, for now.

Legislation that would have forced the bus company to reimburse utilities for work along the blue and purple lines died in conference committee Wednesday.

Supporters say it would have been unfair to have ratepayers pick up the tab for such work.

Opponents of the legislation say such a bill would have hurt the transit system.

The bill died in conference committee because Senate Republicans would not sign off on it.

Neither Citizens Gas nor AES had requested the bill.

This was the second piece of legislation that would have harmed the bus company financially.

The first bill, which was sponsored by Senator Aaron Freemen of Indianapolis, also died.  It would have forced IndyGo to put money away for a charitable foundation, but would not have allowed it to use federal tax dollars.