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BIC connects with federal leadership at TCC Fly-in

The Build Indiana Council team recently attended the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In in Washington, D.C. The event with BIC’s federal partners served as a whirlwind, 36-hour trip to the nation’s capital and featured several productive conversations with the Hoosier Congressional delegation and federal/state transportation colleagues.  The BIC team highlighted the need for Indiana to [...]

2022-06-13T19:38:16+00:00June 13th, 2022|Blog|

Holcomb plans to pitch inflation relief after May revenue numbers come in

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he agrees with legislative leaders who are reluctant to pause the state’s gas tax. But he said he’s planning on working with the General Assembly on inflation relief for Hoosiers. Republican legislative leaders have been consistently against using the state’s budget surplus on temporarily halting Indiana’s gas tax. For every gallon Hoosiers [...]

2022-06-13T19:33:05+00:00June 1st, 2022|Homepage News, News|

Infrastructure act will draw workers to trades, but training is key: Walsh

Dive Brief:The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will spur good-paying construction jobs and draw more workers to the industry, said Labor Secretary Marty Walsh at a Washington Post-sponsored online event on Thursday. But to capitalize on the opportunity, further workforce development is needed to bring people into the trades.Walsh said he doesn’t expect the [...]

2022-06-13T19:30:05+00:00May 25th, 2022|Homepage News, News|

Additional funding moves up Indiana road project timelines

INDIANAPOLIS — More federal funding for Indiana roads and infrastructure is prompting a dozen local projects to be moved up by a full year. Until recently, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization was in charge of distributing $50 million in federal funding per year for various roads and improvement projects across an eight-county area of central [...]

2022-06-13T19:31:58+00:00May 20th, 2022|Homepage News, News|

2022 construction session is here!

BIC was pleased to join Gov. Eric Holcomb and INDOT leaders in early April to officially launch the 2022 construction season. With more than 1,300 state projects scheduled for construction, this season is shaping up to be a productive one. The projects, along with preventative maintenance, represent more than $3 billion in investments this year.  [...]

2022-05-11T17:48:18+00:00April 11th, 2022|Blog|

Eminent domain, new INDOT leadership and more on this episode of The Crossroads Forum

A new episode of BIC’s “The Crossroads Forum” podcast is out - and this episode covers some serious ground! From wrapping up the 2022 legislative session to talks of gas tax holidays, join BIC Executive Director Brian Gould and lobbyist Laurie Maudlin for an update on news and trends shaping the road and bridge industry.  Hear [...]

2022-05-11T17:51:50+00:00April 8th, 2022|Blog|

Inflation and how it could impact road and bridge projects

Implementing the federal infrastructure law received a big boost this month, with Congress passing a 2022 spending bill. The move marks the end to the federal government being propped up by stopgap funding measures. For the road and bridge industry, the budget approval unlocks funding increases provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  The [...]

2022-03-21T14:52:46+00:00March 21st, 2022|Blog|

Listen to legislative session updates on “The Crossroads Forum” Podcast

A lot of things can happen, even in a “short” legislative session.  With lawmakers headed toward a March 14 adjournment deadline, learn about the issues the Build Indiana Council team is tracking on the newest episode of The Crossroads Forum. Laurie Maudlin, a member of the BIC government affairs team, joins BIC Executive Director Brian [...]

2022-02-11T15:45:38+00:00February 11th, 2022|Blog|

New bridge program and more federal infrastructure law updates

The day seemed standard enough: President Joe Biden was scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh, “The City of Bridges” to discuss the newly-passed federal infrastructure package. However, the day soon turned into a stark visual of why funding the nation’s roads and bridges is so important. Hours before the president was set to arrive, one of [...]

2022-02-10T14:42:27+00:00February 10th, 2022|Blog|

I-69 in Martinsville Opens in Both Directions

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. - All lanes are now open on the new I-69 in Martinsville. The Indiana Department of Transportation says I-69 Finish Line contractors opened 17 miles of free-flow highway to southbound traffic. The southbound lane opening follows the opening northbound lanes last week. State Road 37 was closed almost one year ago. INDOT says the closure saved nearly [...]

2022-01-28T16:39:27+00:00January 28th, 2022|Homepage News, News|
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