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|

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|

New details on what Indiana will get from Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Following the president's stamp of approval on the long-awaited infrastructure bill, the White House released a more detailed breakdown of what the bill may deliver for Indiana. The updated information provides more clarity on how much of the disbursements are new, as opposed to what Indiana already receives through existing federal programs. What is still unclear, however, [...]

2022-02-23T18:05:31+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Homepage News, News|

Indiana invests more than $100 million into local road projects

Local governments are getting a boost to their street project budget thanks to newly announced grant awards. On Wednesday, Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced 218 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $101.9 million in state matching funds for local road projects through Community Crossings, a component [...]

2022-02-23T18:05:20+00:00November 3rd, 2021|Homepage News, News|

Local communities receive road grants

Communities in Senate District 12 will receive nearly $2.2 million to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program, according to a news release Friday from state Sen. Blake Doriot. The CCMG, established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, aims to advance community infrastructure projects, strengthen local transportation networks and improve [...]

2021-01-22T16:00:00+00:00December 14th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

Indiana highways rank below average in the country

A report from the Reason Foundation released Thursday morning ranks Indiana’s state-managed roads 32nd in the nation. The 25th Annual Highway Report benchmarks the condition and cost-effectiveness of state highways in 13 categories, which include pavement condition, traffic congestion, structurally deficient bridges, traffic fatalities and spending per mile based on spending and performance data submitted [...]

2021-01-22T15:46:08+00:00November 19th, 2020|Homepage News, News|

INDOT invests $100 million for Lloyd Expressway improvements

Transportation officials say work is starting on an effort known as “TheLloyd4U.” We are learning it includes more than a dozen improvement projects worth more than $100 million along the Lloyd Expressway. Here is the announcement Wednesday afternoon. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says the plan is to make the Lloyd more efficient and [...]

2021-01-22T15:42:04+00:00October 14th, 2020|Homepage News, News|
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