Dyer has ended up as the lone holdout in the state-led deal to rescue the Hoosier State Amtrak route.
INDIANAPOLIS | Amtrak trains traveling between Indianapolis and Chicago will continue stopping at Dyer and Rensselaer every day of the week for at least one more year.
Indiana became the last of 19 state's still mulling a decision on whether to keep its local Amtrak route when Illinois announced Friday it would pony up an additional $9 million to keep local routes running there.
VALPARAISO | It's a chance for area residents to boost Orville Redenbacher's reputation as the state's top innovator all time as the state's Bicentennial Train visits this week.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has begun negotiations with Amtrak on continuing the Hoosier State passenger rail service, which operates four days per week between Indianapolis and Chicago.
The public will get its say and a preview of the planned Chicago-to-Detroit high-speed rail route at two public meetings in Northwest Indiana next week.
LAKE STATION | The city has scheduled its Rummage in the Park event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at Riverview Park, 2701 Ripley St.
Amtrak, which hasn't been adequately funded by Congress, needs $3 million by Oct. 1 from state or local sources to continue its four-days-a-week service between Indianapolis and Chicago.
A Michigan City area man who survived being hit by a high-speed Amtrak train while on foot remained in serious condition Monday at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
Amtrak backers are putting out an "all aboard" call for what's being billed as an Amtrak Summit to save the railroad's four-times a week Hoosier State service from Chicago to Indianapolis.
SPRINGFIELD | Lawmakers are signaling for more statewide passenger train service by showing support for the potential creation of an east-west rail corridor.
HAMMOND | Leon’s Triathlon will be hosting a Demo Day on June 1 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Wolf Lake Memorial Park. The family-fun event will showcase a variety of active lifestyle sports and products in addition to triathlon gear.
VALPARAISO | Thousands are expected to flock to the city's transit oriented district in October for the arrival of a train, but it won't be the commuter train city officials have long sought.
SPRINGFIELD | While other parts of government may be facing potentially drastic cuts, Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for an increase in spending on Amtrak train service.
I noted with interest the Feb. 25 article “Dyer Asked to Sit on Amtrak Panel to Increase Ridership.”
Warning, Amtrak riders! You’re about to lose service to Dyer four days a week.
Even as the Midwest continues work on preparing a high-speed rail network, Amtrak is proposing to discontinue service between Chicago and Indianapolis because of federal penny-pinching.
A new train Amtrak station on Sheffield avenue would be ridiculous. What we need at the crossing in the 700 block of Sheffield Avenue are crossing gates and a quiet zone to stop the excessive blowing of the train whistles.
Dyer and Rensselaer could lose Amtrak service four days a week if the passenger railroad and state cannot agree on a funding subsidy.
DYER | Dyer officials are in talks to bring an Amtrak station to the town, Town Council President Jeff Dekker said.
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