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|

INDOT: I-69 Section 6 Will Cost Nearly $1.6 Billion

Indiana Public Media » The final leg of Interstate 69 from Martinsville to Indianapolis will cost nearly $1.6 billion. That’s according to the final environmental impact statement for I-69 Section 6 the state released Thursday. The analysis says construction could start in 2020 and wrap up within six years.

2018-02-09T13:18:11-08:00February 8th, 2018|Highways, 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|

Column: State expands plan to add toll lanes on I-55

Chicago Tribune » I-55 offers one of the worst commutes in the Midwest and sees 12 hours of daily congestion, with four crashes a day, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. IDOT last year proposed a public-private partnership to add one express toll lane in each direction for the 25-mile stretch between I-355 and I-90/94. Now IDOT has upped the ante, proposing two new toll lanes in each direction from I-90/94 in the city to I-294, with one toll lane in each direction from I-294 to I-355.

2017-12-11T14:38:00-08:00December 11th, 2017|Highways, Indiana, Tolling|

Where Going Places Is Going: The New Age Of Transportation

Forbes » There are over 40 companies currently working on autonomous vehicle programs, from Intel to Domino’s Pizza. The projects illustrate an important point: The transportation industry isn’t going away. It is evolving because the very reasons we go places are changing.

2017-12-01T12:22:45-08:00November 30th, 2017|Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Roads, Urban|
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