2024 Legislative Priorities

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Ensure state and local collaboration to invest in regional downtowns, roads and streets, and transformational projects to enhance quality of life.

  • Economic Enhancement District: Support the Indianapolis business community’s efforts to create the Economic Enhancement District (EED) to direct sustainable, dedicated funding for safety, cleanliness, and homelessness response in downtown Indianapolis.
  • Funding Indiana’s Roads for a Stronger, Safer Tomorrow Taskforce (FIRSST): Drive strategies to increase revenue to Indiana’s critical infrastructure and establish equitable distribution models for sustainable, long-term maintenance.
    • New Revenue: Increase the available resources for local roads and streets, state-maintained right of way, and transformational infrastructure investments by establishing fuel-agnostic revenue streams with long-term projected growth. These might include tolling, choice or high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, regionally-based tax options, or a mileage-based user fee pilot.
    • Distribution: A sustainable model for the state’s distribution of roadway maintenance dollars should prioritize infrastructure with the highest traffic counts while ensuring that all infrastructure is maintained at a high level.
  • Indianapolis Inner Loop Redesign: Drive Indiana’s economic advantage by implementing a recessed design for the reconstruction of the Indianapolis Inner Loop to catalyze economic development, support quality of place, equity, and resilience, and enhance the competitiveness of Indiana’s capital city.
    • The Indianapolis downtown interstate system is nearing the end of its useful life and will need to be replaced.
    • Reconstructing the Inner Loop constitutes a once-in-a-generation economic development and infrastructure opportunity for the state’s capital city.
    • A recessed design maintains existing traffic capacity and regional connectivity, ensures maximally efficient land use for right-of-way, and would transform the quality of place in downtown Indianapolis.

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