Contact: Jane Jankowski
Phone: 317/232-1622

For Immediate Release: Oct 25, 2005
Statement from Gov. Mitch Daniels about U.S. Dept. of Transportation announcement issued regarding Indiana Time Zones

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release

Statement from Governor Mitch Daniels about U.S. Department of Transportation announcement issued this afternoon regarding Indiana time zones

?I?ve been impatient for this process to move on to this next-to-the-last step. Clearly, there will be changes in this proposed rule before this process is complete. Some counties that failed on the first try will, I believe, ultimately make a credible case to move to the Central time zone. And, it is obviously unworkable to divide St. Joseph and Elkhart counties, which form one economic, social and cultural region.

?It is important to nail down that we will have final answers by the end of the year. We?ll be down to two time zones and not three, and Indiana will be in step with the rest of the national economy as our businesses deserve.?


The announcement issued by the Department of Transportation can be found at:

Office of the Governor media contact: Jane Jankowski, 317/232-1622,