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Durbin slams railroad for slowing Amtrak

SPRINGFIELD | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin Thursday called on federal rail officials to investigate frustrating delays along the Amtrak route connecting Carbondale and Chicago.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am

Indianapolis pulls future support for Amtrak line

INDIANAPOLIS | Indianapolis city officials have decided not to provide any additional money to subsidize an Amtrak passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago, casting its future into question.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am
The Long Way to Paradise

The Long Way to Paradise

I had always wanted to go. Then the ads pushed me, inescapably, in the right direction.

July 19, 2014 9:30 pm Photos


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
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