On Monday, August 17, the Southwest Indiana Chamber hosted an event focusing on the future of transportation funding. Much of the event focused on local projects, including the I-69 bridge. See coverage below:
After the event, the Evansville Courier & Press ran an editorial in it’s Sunday, August 23 paper, further highlighting the need for a new I-69 bridge:
For more information, please contact Justin Groenert, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Conexus Indiana Southwest Regional Logistics Council (SWRLC) released its regional logistics strategic plan on Monday, June 15, at the Southwest Indiana Chamber offices. This plan details long-term infrastructure, public policy and talent development priorities to grow the logistics industry and the economy in the 18-county region.
BridgeLink is proud to have the I-69 bridge names as a tier one project.
For more information, please click this link: https://conexusindiana.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/southwest-regional-logistics-council-unveils-first-ever-plan-to-strengthen-southwest-indianas-logistics-industry/
The Indiana Senate passed a key piece of legislation that will allow transportation officials to decide the best route for I-69 into Indianapolis. HB 1036, authored by Rep. John Price (HD 47) and Sen. Rod Bray (SD 37), passed with a vote of 31-19. The bill will now move to Governor Mike Pence’s desk.
HB 1036 removed language from Indiana’s Major Moves legislation that required legislative approval for use of the Indiana-37 corridor. Currently, I-69 is running up the I-37 corridor from Bloomington, IN to Martinsville, IN.
Key partners, including BridgeLink, Hoosier Voices for I-69, the Southwest Indiana Chamber, the Indiana Chamber, and various local Chambers up and down the I-69 corridor, advocated for his piece of legislation.
Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is currently working on the development of Section 6, the final leg of I-69 from Evansville to Indianapolis. HB 1036 will allow transportation officials to make the best economic and environmental choice in where to route this final leg of I-69 into Indianapolis.
The Indiana State Senate Homeland Security and Transportation Committee will hear HB 1036 on Tuesday, April 7th. The bill would remove language preventing I-69 from being built through Perry Township, outside of Indianapolis. The bill impacts the final leg of I-69 connecting the new route from Evansville into Indianapolis. The bill passed the Indiana House of Representatives 83-11 in February.
Read more about this bill here: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/house/1036
Check this out for progress on I-69 in Indiana.
We appreciate the leadership of Rep. Larry Bucshon and Rep. Ed Whitfield on I-69. We look forward to meeting with the I-69 Caucus in April.
It’s that time of year again. We’re happy to back at the Kentuckians for Better Transportation Conference in Lexington.