ROOB: We need to regulate roads like other utilities

CREDIT: Mitch Roob, Indianapolis Business Journal, October 2015

We all know that Indiana faces a road funding problem. We need to figure out how to get more money to repair and expand our network or face perpetual gridlock.

The underlying issue is governance of the road system or road utility. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission should be given responsibility of defining a level of service on our state’s highways and the authority to raise or lower gas taxes or other user fees to fund the necessary capital and operating budget.

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