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Train service to Chicago is growing

Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers traveling to Chicago by train will have more and faster service as ridership and revenues continue to grow. Amtrak and the Indiana Department of Transportation announced a new schedule for service between Indianapolis and Chicago. The new schedule for the Hoosier State, which operates four days weekly, is also […]

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Senate budget slashes cigarette tax, pre-K

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Senate leaders unveiled their version of the state’s budget Thursday without a cigarette tax hike, but including the possibility for toll roads and less funding than the House for the On My Way Pre-K pilot program. The Senate’s version totals $32.1 billion over two years, leaving $1.8 billion in […]

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Southside Indianapolis in store for major road work

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning March 6, the Indiana Department of Transportation is rebuilding six bridges on I-65 over I-465, which means that there will be variety of lane shifts and ramp closures as the work progresses. One Columbus resident, Michael Myers, drives I-65 to Indianapolis, a route that will take him directly […]

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Holcomb names INDOT commissioner, drug czar

By Alexa Freeman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb has announced three new leaders who are expected to be influential in his administration. On his first day in office, Holcomb plans to sign an executive order creating a new position designed to tackle the state’s drug epidemic. He announced Tuesday that Jim McClelland will serve […]

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Push to create walkable communities

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A recently-elected state representative is taking her 20-plus years of environmental experience and interest in transportation and walkable community issues with her while she is in office. Rep. Carey Hamilton, D-Indianapolis, said improving transportation without cars by creating pedestrian and bike friendly paths is one of her top initiatives […]

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INDOT to track Santa’s arrival to Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Santa Claus is coming to town and the Indiana Department of Transportation will track his journey across the Hoosier state on Dec. 24. Santa and his reindeer friends are expected to enter the state around 6 p.m. Friday. He will spend a half hour in each of INDOT’s six regional districts […]

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Most highway construction to stop for Labor Day travel

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of Hoosiers are preparing to hit the road for the three-day holiday weekend and the Indiana Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to plan extra time for their trips. Most highway construction projects will stop during Labor Day weekend to help with traffic. INDOT has asked its contractors to pull […]

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Supporters asked to keep campaign signs out of the right of way

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Transportation is urging political candidates and their supporters to keep campaign signs out of right of way. “It is just a safety issue—that we want to make sure that they are not blocking any motorist vision as they are trying to pull out from a […]

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SR 37 recommended to connect I-69 to Indianapolis

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Using State Road 37 between Martinsville and Indianapolis to build I-69 is the “logical choice,” according to transportation officials. “This route offers the strongest opportunities for economic growth, most significant safety improvements, and greatest reduction in congestion of all route alternatives evaluated,” Brandye Hendrickson, the Indiana Department of Transportation commissioner, […]

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Interactive map lets drivers track road and bridge projects

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com A new online tool will make it easier for Hoosiers to find out what road and bridge projects are planned in their area. “This online, interactive investment map gives Hoosiers an opportunity to follow the Indiana Department of Transportation’s continuous work on roads and bridges throughout Indiana,” said Gov. Mike Pence said […]

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