- Twenty-two percent of Indiana's major urban highways are congested. Traffic congestion costs American motorists $121 billion a year in wasted time and fuel costs.
- The Federal Highway Trust Fund consists of a highway account, which receives 15.44 cents per gallon of the gasoline tax, a mass transit account, which receives 2.86 cents per gallon, and a Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund, which receives 0.1 cent per gallon.
- Indiana has more than 97,500 miles of roadway, with approximately 85,000 miles of local roads and more than 11,000 miles of state highway, including 1,271 miles of interstate highway.
HB 1002 Coalition Resources for You
Our HB 1002 coalition has posted tools to a Dropbox account including the #IndianaPotholes social media campaign, graphics, letters to the editor, road funding facts, town hall meeting schedules and other items you can use to promote the passage of HB 1002. We encourage you to use Twitter and Facebook to send positive messages about our effort. Also, follow BIC on Twitter at @BuildINCouncil.
BIC on Hand as House Republicans
Unveil Road Funding Plan
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), Ways and Means Chair Dr. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and Roads and Transportation Committee Chair Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) announced House Republican plans to fund road improvements on January 4. Click here for the news release, and click here for the press conference handout.
BIC Talks to Legislators About Road Funding
During 2016, BIC representatives met with legislators, chambers, economic development groups and service organizations sharing information about road funding issues. We talked about the status of INDOT’s construction budget, INDOT’s funding gap, local road needs and possible solutions. Click here for the handouts used in the presentations.