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.
Railroad and state officials have reached an agreement on a key project that was holding up progress on a Chicago-to-Detroit high-speed Amtrak rail route.
Allegiant Airlines flying out of the Gary/Chicago International Airport grabbed the local headlines, as it should, but on the very same day, a history-making high-speed 110 mph passenger train pulled out of Chicago's Union Station to pass through Indiana on to cities in Michigan. The catch w…
Amtrak has received federal approval for trains on some routes in Michigan and northern Indiana to increase speeds to 110 mph, shaving more time off runs, the railroad and Michigan transportation officials announced Tuesday.
Merriam-Webster defines wishful thinking as "the attribution of reality to what one wishes to be true or the tenuous justification of what one wants to believe." It's an apt description for folks clamoring to spend hundreds of millions on a central Indiana mass-transit plan. We can pump in m…
LANSING | The person struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Lansing Tuesday night has been identified as a 16-year-old student, police said.
LANSING | An Amtrak train traveling from Chicago struck a person Tuesday night, officials said.
HAMMOND | A 74-year-old woman died Wednesday morning after being struck by an Amtrak train while crossing the tracks, police said.
The focus of the high-speed train world in the Midwest suddenly is on the town of Porter. I hope the attention doesn't go to the town's head.
The Wolverine Amtrak train travels east from Chicago to Niles, Mich. Transportation officials say Monday's announcement that Michigan has secured $196.5 million more for high-speed rail should move the Indiana Gateway project centered on the Porter Junction to the front burner. But working o…
CHICAGO | As the Wolverine leaves Chicago's Union Station each afternoon, passengers aboard the Amtrak train to Detroit look out their windows at the urban maze of concrete and steel.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore volunteer Frank Maxwell, right, talks to Troy Grivet, of Jackson, Mich., during a recent ride from Chicago to Michigan. The Trails and Rails program, which runs three times a week, starts up again Oct. 11 for fall foliage tours.
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