Senate Bill 333 (SB 333) is a comprehensive transportation funding bill which provides an earmark to provide an additional $42 million from the Indiana regional cities development fund for the purpose of funding a third grant under the regional cities initiative.
United’s Transportation Manager, Michael Rowe, testified on behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Indiana in support of a long-term funding solution for Indiana’s roads and bridges to the Road and Transportation Committee, chaired by Representative Ed Soliday. The hearing specifically addressed SB 333 which supports a short-term increase in funding and is intended to provide an interim solution for the long-term road funding issue.
Properly maintained Indiana roads will reduce the overall cost of the roadway system and the vehicular costs to the roadway users. If passed, the bill will save money in the long run while improving the pavement and bridge conditions.