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  • Counties maintain nearly 13,000 bridges in Indiana.
  • When the federal highway bill (the FAST Act) expires in 2020, the Highway Trust Fund will face a $20 billion per year deficit.
  • INDOT maintains 5,600 bridges across Indiana. Each bridge requires major rehab every 15-20 years. Statewide, that means 280-375 bridges need a major touch each year.

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HEA 1002

In 2017 the Indiana legislature passed a long-term, dedicated and stable increase in highway and bridge construction funds. Governor Eric Holcomb signed the law on April 27, 2017. BIC thanks the Indiana legislature and Governor Holcomb for implementing this new funding which will take state and local roads and bridges to the next level.


Governor Eric Holcomb signs HEA 1002 into law. he's jointed by (L-R) Sen. Mike Crider, Sen. President Pro-Tempore David Long, House Speaker Brian Bosma and Rep. Ed Soliday.

 


Part of BIC's lobbying team at the HEA 1002 signing event.

 


BIC staff gets a visit from Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell at Road Funding Day at the Statehouse.

 


Huge crowd fills the room at the Road Funding Day legislative briefing in February 2017.
 

For more information on HEA 1002:

Click here for BIC's alert upon bill passage.
Click here for a summary of key provisions and estimates of new funds to be raised.

 

BIC Goes to Washington

In May 2017, several BIC representatives took part in the Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In to Washington DC. BIC met with all of Indiana's congressional delegation and delivered Talking Points.