Hoosier teenagers who take driver’s education classes will be able to get their license a little sooner under legislation set to take effect in July. The bill’s author hopes the change will incentivize more young people to go take driver training courses.
Under current law, teens who don’t take driver’s education can get their license at 16 years, nine months old, while teens who do take driver’s ed can get their license three months earlier, at 16 and a half.
Southwest Allen County Schools will enforce and expand its no transportation zones for some of its schools this fall.
SACS says limiting its bus routes could save the district $200,000 per year. Deer Ridge Elementary, Woodside Middle and Covington Elementary schools will join the five existing Southwest Allen schools with transportation limits.
Uber has become a transportation staple in major cities across the United States, and now the ridesharing service has gone live in Fort Wayne.
Using Uber is a lot like calling a cab, but the entire transaction – from scheduling, to tracking the vehicle, to payment processing – is done through an app on your smartphone.
App-based transportation companies have courted controversy in recent years because of regulatory concerns and opposition from taxi cab companies that say such services are unsafe and infringe on their business.
The Senate Republican budget proposal mirrors its House counterpart in setting aside $400 million for future road projects. The chamber's budget leader says he’d like to keep that money in state coffers the next two years.
In the 2013 budget, lawmakers created the Major Moves 2020 fund that put aside $400 million for future projects. But the Pence administration, with State Budget Committee approval, took that money and spent it on road projects over the last two years.
Fort Wayne Community Schools’ students and parents can expect fewer bus routes and changing school hours starting in the fall. The FWCS Board voted unanimously Monday to begin a new transportation plan that will save the district $2.5 million.
The plan was necessary to address a gap in the district's transportation budget due to state property tax caps that reduced the amount of money FWCS could raise.
Governor Mike Pence says he wants the State Budget Committee to release the second half of the Major Moves 2020 fund. That would amount to $200 million dollars for road projects.
Listen to Brandon Smith's story on Gov. Pence's request to release the rest of the money from the Major Moves 2020 fund.
Two years ago, lawmakers put aside $400 million into what they called the Major Moves 2020 fund. It was meant for long-term, future projects. Pence last year secured the release of half of the fund to add lanes to major interstates. The governor Tuesday announced he will ask the State Budget Committee to approve the transfer of the remaining 200 million. He says it will be used for capacity building.
The Indiana Department of Transportation says the cost of maintaining Indiana’s roads is substantial and growing, while the revenue streams used to pay for those repairs are decreasing. Yet, the legislature will likely be unable address that issue in its next budget.
Governor Mike Pence is noncommittal on whether Indiana will support the future of the Hoosier State Passenger Rail Line with state dollars, instead shifting responsibility to local communities along the line that runs between Chicago and Indianapolis.
Federal funding for the Hoosier State Rail Line was cut off last year. The state and local communities along the line reached a temporary funding agreement that keeps the route running through October. But Indianapolis has announced it will no longer contribute funds.