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Chicago company is finalist to operate Hoosier State

The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen Corridor Capital LLC, of Chicago, as the finalist for operating the Hoosier State passenger train between Chicago and Indianapolis.

June 30, 2014 2:45 pm

Hoosier State passenger route facing decisions

LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Supporters of a passenger rail line from Indianapolis to Chicago say the upcoming selection of a private company to improve services is just the beginning, with the next step being to press local and state lawmakers to renew their commitment to the service.

June 14, 2014 1:31 pm

EDITORIAL: On track for faster train treks

Anyone who has ever been in Chesterton or Porter for any length of time understands the importance of the Porter Junction project to get trains moving faster through that bottleneck.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am
Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

INDIANAPOLIS | When it comes to federal spending for Indiana projects, Gov. Mike Pence is discovering the view from his Statehouse desk is a lot different from his old stomping ground in the U.S. House.

June 01, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos


Amtrak, companies submit proposals on Hoosier State

The Indiana Department of Transportation has received four proposals to provide services for the Hoosier State Amtrak route between Chicago and Indianapolis.

May 05, 2014 10:45 am

Why spend so much to reinvent rail service?

Encouraging public transit use has merit, but U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky’s proposal overlooks less costly, existing alternatives.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Man struck by Amtrak train near Michigan City

Another pedestrian has been hit by an Amtrak passenger train in LaPorte County and survived.

April 18, 2014 2:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Amtrak privatization could go off rails

The Indiana Department of Transportation is misguided in hoping to privatize rail operations along Amtrak's Hoosier State route.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Pedestrian survives being struck by Amtrak

LAPORTE | A man found a day after being hit by an Amtrak train told police he didn't seek medical treatment, choosing to try and drink away the pain.

April 07, 2014 12:45 pm

INDOT takes stab at privatizing Amtrak route

The Indiana Department of Transportation has put out an open-ended request for proposals to privatize all or part of Amtrak's Hoosier State train service between Chicago and Indianapolis.

April 02, 2014 9:00 am

Dyer balks at Amtrak route subsidy

Dyer has ended up as the lone holdout in the state-led deal to rescue the Hoosier State Amtrak route.

November 07, 2013 6:00 pm

Indiana inks agreement to continue daily Amtrak service

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.

October 15, 2013 2:49 pm

Indiana last to decide on keeping state Amtrak route

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.

October 11, 2013 2:25 pm
Bicentennial Train coming to Valpo Thursday

Bicentennial Train coming to Valpo Thursday

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.

October 05, 2013 6:30 pm Photos


Indiana negotiating with Amtrak about Hoosier service

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.

September 24, 2013 2:19 pm

Public to get say on high-speed rail route

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.

September 11, 2013 11:34 am

Lake Station hosts Rummage in the Park event Sept. 14

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.

August 26, 2013 12:05 am

EDITORIAL: Don't let Amtrak service be derailed

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.

August 26, 2013 12:00 am

Michigan City man hit by train remains in serious condition

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.

August 19, 2013 5:10 pm

Backers to rally for Indiana Amtrak service

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.

August 19, 2013 12:15 pm
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