Roadwork funding: Trucking industry floats fuel tax increase as an alternative to increased tolls

Agrinews » The “Build America Fund” would increase gas taxes for gasoline and diesel by 20 cents per gallon. The plan would phase in the tax increases, starting with a 5-cent increase and then moving to the full 20-cent increase by 2021 and continuing at 20 cents until 2027. The tax would be collected on motor fuel at the wholesale terminal rack, before the fuels reach the retail level. The American Trucking Association is promoting the tax increase as an alternative to increased tolling.

2019-04-18T15:02:45-08:00February 19th, 2019|Federal Programs, Fuel Tax, Indiana, Interstate 69 Indiana, Tolling|

Plan for future along I-69 calls for future development

The Daily Journal » Years ago, local leaders envisioned the future Interstate 69 traveling through the county, entire route lined with businesses.  Now, that vision has changed.

2018-09-24T13:24:44-08:00August 24th, 2018|Indiana, Interstate 69 Indiana|

Indiana lawmakers add checks to agency responsible for I-69 construction ‘debacle’

Indy Star » The House unanimously approved House Bill 1374 on Monday, which would require the Indiana Finance Authority to only choose companies that have completed similar projects in North America during the past two years, when entering into a public-private partnership. IFA is the state agency responsible for overseeing public-private partnerships, including the 21-mile stretch of I-69 from Bloomington to Martinsville.

2018-02-28T13:06:14-08:00February 5th, 2018|Highways, Indiana, Interstate 69 Indiana, Public-Private Partnerships|

Final miles of I-69 expected to take years, $1.5 billion to complete

Indianapolis Business Journal » As the state moves closer to starting work on the final stretch of the Interstate 69 extension, one thing is clear: It’s going to take many years and lots of money to complete the last 26 miles of the Evansville-to-Indianapolis project.

2022-04-22T07:58:38-08:00July 29th, 2017|Highways, Indiana, Interstate 69 Indiana, Public-Private Partnerships|

Car accidents have increased during I-69 construction delays

Indianapolis Star » The two-year construction delay on I-69 isn’t just causing traffic headaches; it’s costing Hoosiers money and putting lives at risk.

2018-02-28T13:55:15-08:00June 19th, 2017|Highways, Indiana, Interstate 69 Indiana, Public-Private Partnerships|

What went wrong with I-69?

Indianapolis Star » An analysis of the I-69 public-private partnership shows that car accidents increased during construction delays, that sound funding was difficult to acquire, that neither the state nor the private entity lacked expertise and that the private consortium avoided accountability by refusing to disclose some records.

2018-02-28T13:13:41-08:00June 18th, 2017|Highways, Indiana, Interstate 69 Indiana, Public-Private Partnerships|
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