In 22 states, people have begun to drive even more than they did in late February, before government shutdown orders began to take effect, according to INRIX, a traffic analytics firm.
Carmel preparing to add 11 roundabouts over next two years
The City of Carmel—already the self-proclaimed “Roundabout Capital of the United States”—on Monday released a list of intersections it plans to convert beginning this summer.Read More
Republican councilors ask Hogsett to pass on purchase of BlueIndy assets
Council Minority Leader Brian Mowery said his caucus believes returning Blue Indy spots to non-metered public parking would be beneficial to businesses.Read More
Indiana Senate passes ban on holding cell phones while driving
House Bill 1070, authored by Rep. Holli Sullivan, R-Evansville, would prohibit individuals from using a mobile device while driving unless using hands-free or voice-operated technology.Read More
Distracted driving bill passes House, moves to Senate
The House has passed legislation that would bar all drivers from having their phones in their hands while driving. House Bill 1070 passed 86-10 on Wednesday. The two-page bill, authored by Rep. Holli Sullivan, R-Evansville, updates a current law passed in 2011 that requires all phones must be used hands-free while behind the wheel of […]Read More
The Indiana Department of Transportation said it was accelerating planned construction on the interstate while traffic is down about 40%.
Demand is weak because so many Americans are under shelter-in-place rules and businesses have been closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Legislation that bans drivers from holding or using cell phones while operating a motor vehicle passed the Indiana House and Senate on Tuesday and awaits Gov. Eric Holcomb’s signature.
A state Senate committee voted 8-1 Tuesday to endorse the bill that only permits cellphone use with hands-free or voice-operated technology, except in emergencies.
The committee listened to about two hours of testimony, with many of the speakers telling personal stories. No one spoke against the hands-free driving measure, which is a legislative priority for Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Indianapolis-based market leader Denison Parking Inc. on Monday said it acquired EZ Park of Indianapolis Inc., the second largest parking operator in central Indiana.
The city council this week unanimously approved a new pilot parking program that is intended to simplify the city’s parking ordinance, which has been in effect since 1989, before the Hamilton County Judicial Center was built and Noblesville’s population surged.
The new rules cap the number of licenses for dockless shared-use mobility companies in Indianapolis and mandate that those companies deploy a certain number of scooters to different areas of the city.
Riders took 38.5 million trips on shared electric scooters in 2018. That eclipsed the 36.5 million trips riders took on shared, docked bicycles, according to a report released Wednesday.
The council’s Public Works Committee unanimously approved a proposal to standardize hours at all 4,000 parking-meter locations across the city.
The health system said the 15-year-old elevated train service needs major maintenance, but did not say whether the system would ever return to service.
The two federal grants are to be used to increase the capacity of sections of Interstate 65 in south central and north central Indiana.
The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, says it has discovered serious structural and safety problems with the same model of electric bus IndyGo plans to use for the Red Line.
The group says its alternative vision for the north-split project includes building below-grade highways, reducing the amount of land currently used for public rights of way and freeing dozens of acres for development.
Both Bird and Lime, which have entered dozens of markets this year, including Indianapolis, are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in new capital, according to sources.