A panel indicates the state should prioritize four new transportation projects, including building an I-69 bridge over the Ohio River.
Corridor Capital, a passenger rail development company based in Chicago, has emerged as lead candidate to replace Amtrak as operator of the Hoosier State Line.
The money will be used to add lanes to Interstate 65 just south of Indianapolis and around Lafayette.
Lawmakers say releasing transportation money for new projects will help improve Indiana highways but the the final dollar amount is still undecided.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long says it’s unlikely the General Assembly will include any local funding in legislation freeing up transportation dollars.
A Senate committee scaled back the amount of money INDOT will receive form the Major Moves 2020 fund.
The General Assembly could decide to use $400 million it set aside last year for future transportation projects.
The Republicans are seeking to reduce a tax on business property and identify how to use $400 million in transportation funding.
Storms in the Northeast are causing some airlines to allow flexible holiday travelers to change their flights this week.
A legislative study panel voted 12-1 to leave it up to the counties whether to build light rail or stick to expanding bus service.