Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Indiana

The Final Nail? Indiana Gov Says Illiana Expressway Boondoggle “On Hold”

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Yesterday, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), under the leadership of Governor Mike Pence, joined newly elected Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in putting his state’s commitment to the Illiana Expressway project on hold. The Illiana would run through cornfields and cost as much as $3 billion to build, putting taxpayers […]

The Indiana Toll Road and the Dark Side of Privately Financed Highways

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This is the first post in a three-part series on the Indiana Toll Road and the use of private finance to build and maintain highways. Part two takes a closer look at how Australian firm Macquarie manages its infrastructure assets. Part three examines the incentives for consultants to exaggerate traffic projections, making terrible boondoggles look like financial […]

The Illiana Expressway Will Eat Itself

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A recent report by U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group, “Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America’s Transportation Future,” examines 11 of the most wasteful, least justifiable road projects underway in America right now. This is the final installment in our series profiling the various bad decisions that funnel so much money to infrastructure that does no good.  Illinois and Indiana are proposing […]

The Small Indiana City That’s Embracing Livable Streets

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Kokomo, Indiana, has put resources and energy into developing streetscape features to calm traffic and provide more space for walking and biking, Aaron Renn reports. Photo: Urbanophile With a population of about 60,000 and a formerly industrial economy, Kokomo, Indiana, is not the type of city that recent economic trends have favored. But Aaron Renn […]