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Tough decisions ahead on Indiana road, bridge funding

Tough decisions ahead on Indiana road, bridge funding

INDIANAPOLIS | Facing the prospect of no new money to combat an expected rise in deteriorating bridges and crumbling highways over the next decade, state transportation officials are putting the question to Hoosiers — what road conditions are you willing to pay for?

October 05, 2014 10:45 pm Related
State closely monitoring Toll Road operator bankruptcy

State closely monitoring Toll Road operator bankruptcy

INDIANAPOLIS | The state official overseeing the Indiana Toll Road lease assured Hoosier lawmakers Tuesday that the private operator's bankruptcy will not affect highway functions, force toll hikes or put state funds at risk.

September 23, 2014 6:30 pm

Wildlife concerns delay Illiana Expressway

Final federal approval for the Illiana Expressway has been delayed by concerns about endangered species and habitat that may be affected by construction of the 47-mile bistate expressway.

June 10, 2014 4:30 pm

Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm

Deadline nears for Pence action on legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | The clock is ticking toward a midnight Thursday deadline for Gov. Mike Pence to act on some three dozen remaining proposals approved this month by the Indiana General Assembly.

March 26, 2014 5:30 pm

How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm

Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to House-Senate conference committees for the separately approved texts of the measures to be reconciled, including:

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm
Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is not impressed with the proposals approved so far by the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly, which reached the midpoint of its 2014 legislative session Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm

Kings of the road, truck drivers, voice opinions about interstates

GARY | Truck driver Shelly Vanscyoc said she cringes at the thought of driving on Indiana interstates. 

January 24, 2014 8:19 pm
House GOP will let counties reject Pence business tax cut

House GOP will let counties reject Pence business tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence's call to repeal the business personal property tax likely won't have the revenue impact that many local leaders feared once House Republicans get through with it.

January 08, 2014 12:50 pm

NIRPC committee OKs $724.8 million transportation plan

A Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee on Tuesday passed a $724.8 million transportation improvement plan for the next four years.

July 08, 2013 1:00 pm

Many new state laws take effect Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly approved and Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 161 bills into law this year. Most take effect Sunday. 

June 29, 2012 6:15 pm

Lowell agrees to seek waiver for Illiana highway exchanges

LOWELL | The Lowell Town Council is signing on to a request from a Lake County government official seeking a federal waiver for the Illiana Expressway.

May 31, 2012 7:30 pm
Daniels signs 27 bills into law

Daniels signs 27 bills into law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 27 more bills into law Thursday, including five sponsored by Northwest Indiana legislators.

March 15, 2012 5:45 pm Related

House approves funding plan for airport roads

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 96-0 Tuesday to authorize the use of state highway funds to build airport access roads.

January 31, 2012 6:29 pm

Feds could pay most of cost to link Gary airport, highways

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana House committee voted 11-0 Wednesday to access federal funds to build roads connecting the Gary/Chicago International Airport with nearby highways.

January 25, 2012 2:10 pm

Indiana highway signs alert drivers to texting ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Motorists traveling on Indiana highways through Sunday are getting a very large reminder that texting-while-driving is prohibited.

September 21, 2011 2:00 pm

State agencies, visitor's authority partner for summer cleanups

The Indiana Department of Transportation has teamed up with the South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority and Indiana State Police to help clean up Northwest Indiana's state highways this summer. 

May 24, 2011 7:43 am

E.C. highway set to receive 'extra heavy duty' designation

INDIANAPOLIS | The rerouted Ind. 912 in East Chicago soon may be designated an "extra heavy duty highway."

April 26, 2011 8:30 am

Cline closure may force change in state law

INDIANAPOLIS | Closing the Cline Avenue bridge in East Chicago didn't just force thousands of region residents to change their daily routines, it also led to a proposed change in state law.

January 26, 2011 1:00 pm
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