On Thursday, governor Mike Pence announced the creation of a blue ribbon transportation panel that will plan the future of infrastructure in Indiana.
Due to increased ridership, Kokomo has added two new lines to its City Line Trolley.
The legislature is contributing $200 million a year until 2020 to a transportation fund.
Brown County could receive up to $600,000 more in transportation funding next year, but that is not enough to cover all the needed road maintenance.
The Department of Labor is starting the effort because transportation incidents are the leading cause of Indiana workplace fatalities.
Governor Mike Pence wants to use surplus dollars to fund transportation projects, but Senate leaders want a more permanent solution.
A budget proposed by Gov. Mike Pence gives higher education institutions a one percent funding increase, with funding based on performance the following year.
Monroe and Morgan County residents came out to INDOT’s presentation at the Monroe County Fairgrounds to see how the interstate’s design could affect them.
The bridge, although it’s likely still many years from completion, is a joint project between the two states.
INDOT says a federal transportation bill would cost it $42 million in federal funding if passed.