The plan is being developed using a $615,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment.
Indiana ranked 7th in the nation for coal production in 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The Bloomington-Monroe County planning organization will again vote in a couple of weeks on whether to include I-69 in its Transportation Improvement Plan.
The five-year plan engages community groups, schools and health care organizations, targeting six specific areas for improvement.
Indiana University senior lecturer announced that he plans to run for Bloomington's Fifth District City Council seat.