Indiana forms panel to plan next step for transportation infrastructure

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Indiana assembled a Blue Ribbon Panel to plan the next generation of transportation infrastructure in the state. Gov. Mike Pence made this announcement at the 2013 Indiana Logistics Summit recently.

“We know that our transportation infrastructure provides Indiana with a dynamic advantage over other states. With the expertise and recommendations of this Blue Ribbon Panel, Indiana will keep its finger on the pulse of infrastructure innovation and strive to provide businesses and Hoosiers with the most efficient transportation system available,” said Gov. Pence.

Gov. Pence also discussed three guiding principles for transportation infrastructure, which include “taking care of what we have; finishing what we start and planning for the future.”

The panel, a priority objective in Pence’s Roadmap for Indiana, will review projects related to all four modes of transportation: water, air, road and rail. Based on a set of metrics it will develop, the panel will identify a list of priority projects during the course of the next 10 years. For the longer term, the group will explore and monitor innovations in transportation infrastructure to keep Indiana on the cutting edge.

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Cathy Langham, president of Langham Logistics, will co-chair the panel. Additional members of the panel will be announced shortly.


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