The budget plan unveiled by Indiana Senate Republicans creates a new Major Moves Trust Fund aimed at helping pay for significant transportation projects in the future. It contains more than $200 million in road funding to both state and local governments in each of the next two years. It also puts away $400 million to begin saving for projects such as the completion of I-69 and making I-65 and I-70 six lanes wide across the entire state.
Senate Appropriations Chair Luke Kenley (R-Noblesville) says the trust fund is about getting the process started.
CityBus is continuing its efforts to become more sustainable in the coming years. Officials with the transit service are tweaking the transportation system’s strategic plan, which now runs through 2020.
The new document includes a provision for looking into different fuel options, including compressed natural gas.
General Manager Marty Sennett says there are a number of things to consider when crafting a strategic plan.