Sustainable road funding requires an evolution in our thinking

Road and bridge advocates closed the books on the 2023 Indiana General Assembly session knowing a significant discussion on infrastructure funding was yet to come. In 2017, when lawmakers passed a historic funding package, their solution was informed by findings from the FIRSST (Funding Indiana’s Roads for a Stronger, Safer Tomorrow) Task Force. Last year, [...]

2024-01-19T18:20:41+00:00January 19th, 2024|Blog, Homepage News|

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 [...]

2022-11-10T16:26:40+00:00June 13th, 2022|Blog|

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.  [...]

2022-11-10T16:27:07+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 [...]

2022-11-10T16:27:15+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 [...]

2022-11-10T16:27:21+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 [...]

2022-11-10T16:27:28+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 [...]

2022-11-10T16:27:34+00:00February 10th, 2022|Blog|

Issues BIC is tracking this Legislative session

Coming into the 2022 legislative session, the Build Indiana Council team anticipated a relatively quiet year for activity on road and bridge issues. Much of our focus is on setting the stage for serious conversations about the future of Hoosier infrastructure funding when lawmakers write a new two-year state spending plan next year. Now that [...]

2022-11-10T16:28:19+00:00January 25th, 2022|Blog|

Build Indiana Council launches “The Crossroads Forum” Podcast. Listen to the first episode here!

New Year.  New Ways that Build Indiana Council is connecting with you. Our team is excited to announce the official launch of BIC’s new podcast, The Crossroads Forum. We aim for the podcast to elevate the conversation surrounding road and bridge investment in the Hoosier state — and highlight innovation and BIC members’ dedication to [...]

2022-11-10T16:28:26+00:00January 12th, 2022|Blog|

How EV technology will transform road funding

Electric vehicles and their likely effect on the way Indiana chooses to fund future infrastructure improvements is becoming more prevalent on lawmakers’ radars.  With the federal infrastructure package, Indiana is in line to receive $20 million annually for a new formula-based Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure program. That influx of funding reignited a conversation roads and [...]

2022-11-10T16:28:33+00:00January 6th, 2022|Blog|
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