For more than two decades, HEC and others have been warning about the excessively high costs – both financial and environmental – of New Terrain I-69. Now that some construction is underway, INDOT and the highway supporters have been forced to admit the growing devastation left in the wake of this $3.2 billion project. Just [...]

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By Steven Meyer The governors-elect of Wisconsin and Ohio recently announced that they would not accept federal grants for developing high speed rail in their states.  As a result, the U.S. Department of Transportation has redirected over $364,000 to Indiana that will be spent on track upgrades and rail congestion reduction in Northwest Indiana.   While [...]

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The Journal Gazette Slashing funding for smog enforcement would be a short-term solution that creates longer-term problems. January 1, 2011 IDEM budget cuts tempting but short-sighted By Jesse Kharbanda Indiana’s 2011 legislature – with two dozen newcomers among them – will be understandably focused on creating the right conditions for jobs for Hoosiers, given the [...]

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