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+00:00February 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+00:00August 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+00:00February 5th, 2018|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+00:00June 19th, 2017|Highways, Indiana, Interstate 69 Indiana, Public-Private Partnerships|

Credit Agency: I-69 Section 5 Default ‘Appears To Be Inevitable’

WTIU » Credit ratings agency Standard and Poors says it’s more likely the section of I-69 from Bloomington to Martinsville will be finished if the state takes the project over from the private developer. This week, S&P downgraded the bonds being used to fund construction to a ‘CCC-’ from a ‘B-’.

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