The head of Indiana's Department of Transportation and one
of the originators of the state's controversial "Major Moves" plan resigned
Tom Sharp had stepped out of retirement to take the top job
at the DOT when Gov. Mitch Daniels took office in 2005. Sharp and Daniels came
up with the "Major Moves" plan, which included leasing the Indiana Toll Road to
Meanwhile, Daniels has unveiled what the Indianapolis
Star is calling "the most ambitious" local road project in Indiana in 35 years.
That proposed project calls for a privately operated toll
road from Pendleton - which is located just northeast of Indianapolis - to the
airport southwest of Indianapolis.
Before it could be built, the plan would require legislative
approval, and this week's election saw Democrats - who generally oppose
privatization - take control of the Indiana House of Representatives.