A trucking company is challenging the Indiana Department of Transportation’s authority to sue for damage to state property, a lawsuit that could affect thousands of motorists and millions of dollars in revenue.
The chairman of the Indiana State Ethics Commission said conflict-of-interest questions could become more difficult if INDOT Chief of Staff Troy Woodruff actually takes a job with RQAW Consulting Engineers & Architects.
Business has skidded for some eateries along the corridor as work crews transform it into a limited access highway. Proprietors are reaching out to customers with promotions but gripping the bottom line.
A study recommends replacing as many as 10 signalized intersections along State Road 37 with roundabout interchanges, dropping the highway under the cross streets.
The 12-mile Indiana portion of the 47-mile highway, which would link northern Indiana with Chicago's south suburbs, has an estimated $300 million cost.
Communities on Amtrak's Hoosier State line from Indianapolis to Chicago will help continue the service for at least a year.
Gov. Mike Pence announced Wednesday that Karl Browning will serve as his new INDOT commissioner.
The head of the Indiana Department of Transportation is looking to join former Gov. Mitch Daniels at Purdue University.
By one stroke this year, Indiana lawmakers and the new governor vastly improved the public's ability to find out how the show is run at the Statehouse, while in another, top managers at the Indiana Department of Transportation quietly clamped down on what's available.
As legislators brace for a $250 million annual transportation spending gap down the road, the Indiana Department of Transportation has designated more than one-third of its entire federal highway aid this year toward building 27 miles of Interstate 69 between Crane and Bloomington.
An INDOT spokesman said the state sometimes has to shell out more than the appraised value to encourage land owners to sell.
INDOT still plans to complete project three years sooner with traditional financing.
Nearly all of the $3.8 billion the state received from leasing its toll road is spent or committed, and Conexus Indiana says roads and bridges are crumbling again. How does the group, which focuses on manufacturing and logistics, recommend paying for infrastructure improvements? In effect, by raising taxes.