- BIC Achieves Key Road Funding Initiatives
- BIC and our road funding partners achieved significant goals during the 2013 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly. Lawmakers approved some of our key, long-held positions on road funding in the new two-year budget. Click here for details.
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BIC was established in 1987 as a coalition representing the transportation construction industry. We represent more than 500 companies statewide employing thousands of Hoosiers and supporting thousands of families.
While we actively deal with legislative issues concerning our members our primary focus is the continued development of Indiana's road and bridge network, and ensuring a long-term, dedicated and adequate source of funding.
BIC was instrumental in helping to pass Major Moves legislation in 2006. Through the resulting lease of the Indiana Toll Road, the state invested $3.8 billion in Indiana’s highway system.
In 2013, through the efforts of BIC and its road funding partners, the Indiana General Assembly removed diversions from the state highway account and dedicated a percentage of all retail sales taxes to roads, providing the equivalent of a 7-cent gas tax increase, without actually raising any taxes. Lawmakers also established the Major Moves 2020 fund for major projects.
BIC continues to educate elected officials and the public about the benefits of investing in Indiana's highway transportation network now, while at the same time talking about highway funding options for the future. It is important to discuss what level of investment is appropriate and how to achieve it. We must explore federal, state and local options.
BIC's Primary Mission
To achieve long-term, dedicated, stable and adequate funding for our state system of
highways and bridges and our local system of roads, streets and bridges.