Local Roads & Streets
Ensure adequate funding for local roads and streets, while maintaining equitable funding for urban and suburban areas.
- Financing and Delivery: Provide maximum flexibility to local governments in the financing, design and construction of local transportation infrastructure, including the use of public-private partnerships and design-build.
Advocate for the completion of I-69 from the Ohio River Bridge to Indianapolis in the least intrusive, most economically strategic and cost efficient manner.
Indiana Commerce Connector
Advocate that such an undertaking should only commence after careful study of the impact on core-city development, regional taxation and sprawl. Additionally, the ICC should not be advanced as an alternative to a regional mass transit system.
Support the creation of a statewide coordinating body to ensure sustained economic opportunity through responsible management of water resources.
Secure state incentives for business and local government investments in energy-efficient commercial and industrial rehabilitation and fleet management.
- Hoosier State Line: Maintain state support to continue operations and enhance service of the Hoosier State Line to better facilitate connectivity and economic opportunity between Indianapolis and Chicago.
- Public Mass Transportation Fund: Restore a dedicated funding stream for the Public Mass Transportation Fund (PMTF) to enhance mass transit throughout the state.
- Incentives: Create employer incentives for employee benefits for alternative modes of transportation, transit packages, workplace bike infrastructure or other modes of transportation that encourage a healthier workforce.
- Complete Streets: Pursue state transportation policies that encourage transportation planners and engineers to plan, design, operate and maintain the state’s road and street infrastructure with all users in mind.
- Greenways: Support the creation of a statewide loan or grant fund to build out greenways and bike lanes for local communities.
Increase funding options, minimize regulation and encourage investment in brownfields to aid economic development efforts, including a statewide grant program for “Phase I” and “Phase II” environmental site assessments and explore the creation of tax credits based on employment on former brownfields.