INDOT says a federal transportation bill would cost it $42 million in federal funding if passed.
Public meetings are part of the city‘s push to transform much of Central Indiana into a bicycling haven.
Officials say the plan will help regulate growth near the Edinburgh Outlet Mall in Bartholomew County.
The Safe Routes to School Program is a national initiative aimed at making it easier for children to walk to school.
The new facility is expected to create a little more than a thousand jobs by 2015 and have a $150 million economic impact on the state.
Mayor Kristen Brown says the decision to remove Chapple was made to “increase the level of professionalism” within the department.
Opponents say INDOT has withheld key documents from the public regarding both the environmental impact of I-69, and alternative routes that were studied.
Daniels also reported 50 road projects in the state are finished thanks to the Major Moves funding program.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels says INDOT has experienced a cultural change and is pushing ahead with its projects.
Eight Central Indiana counties would get an interconnected network of more than 700 miles of trails.