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Bus will run to Lake County Fair

For the second year in a row, bus agencies have teamed up with Everybody Counts and other community groups to offer rides to the Lake County Fair.

July 16, 2014 7:00 pm

Everybody Counts files complaint about bus services

With federal court oversight of Lake County bus agencies ending just two months ago, a disability-rights agency claims it has spotted evidence Porter County agencies are not providing rides as required by law.

July 16, 2014 5:27 pm

Agency calls for AG to investigate RBA funds

The disability-rights agency Everybody Counts has asked Indiana Attorney Greg Zoeller to look into why the bulk of funds earned by a defunct bus service in Hammond were sent to other communities. 

June 17, 2014 2:30 pm
GPTC rolls into Hammond, Munster, Highland

GPTC rolls into Hammond, Munster, Highland

The first local bus to run through Hammond and vicinity in more than two years attracted more gawkers than riders on its first day of service Tuesday.

May 27, 2014 12:40 pm Photos

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GPTC starts Hammond route May 27

Local bus service is scheduled to return to Hammond on May 27, the day after Memorial Day, when Gary Public Transportation Corp. unveils its new Lakeshore South route.

May 20, 2014 8:30 pm

New GPTC Hammond bus route delayed

Gary Public Transportation Corp. has pushed back the launch of its Lakeshore South route in Hammond to May 27, the second delay in getting the much-anticipated route started.

May 08, 2014 6:15 pm
Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

While much of what the Indiana Department of Transportation is doing for Northwest Indiana’s future is tied to the Illiana Expressway and Cline Avenue Bridge, the region still figures prominently in the agency’s plans for improving the state’s overall transportation network.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NWI bus transit powering up

NWI bus transit powering up

Bus service in the region continues to expand, with bus agencies and communities making a renewed push to better connect residents with jobs, shopping and services.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Transportation board approves new Hammond bus route

The Gary Public Transportation Corp. board by a vote of 5-0 on Thursday approved a new bus route in Hammond, which will pick up riders left stranded when the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority went out of business two years ago.

March 06, 2014 8:45 pm

GPTC head to leave agency for new job

Gary Public Transportation Corp. General Manager Daryl Lampkins has submitted his resignation after being offered a top executive post at the Maryland Transit Administration.

February 12, 2014 5:45 pm

GPTC looks to fill gap left by RBA with Hammond route expansion

Gary Public Transportation Corp. appears ready to make its first major move toward replacing some of the Hammond service cut when the Regional Bus Authority went out of business in July 2012.

January 15, 2014 7:30 pm
Intercity bus service returning to LaPorte

Intercity bus service returning to LaPorte

Intercity bus service will return to LaPorte on Wednesday when Baron's Bus Lines starts a new route connecting LaPorte with eight other Indiana communities.

December 30, 2013 11:00 am

Hoosier Ride will stop in north Hammond, Merrillville, Gary

Bus service between cities returns to Hammond next month, when buses on a a new Hoosier Ride route between Chicago and Louisville, Ky., will stop in north Hammond.

October 29, 2013 8:00 pm

RBA distributes last funds to area transit agencies

It took six votes spread over an hour-and-a-half of rancorous debate Wednesday night for the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority to distribute most of its remaining funds to seven area transit agencies.

December 12, 2012 9:30 pm

Township tries to pick up slack after easygo collapse

North Township continues to lay plans to expand its dial-a-ride bus service and in the meantime is partnering with Gary Public Transportation Corp. to provide some stop-gap services.

December 03, 2012 12:45 pm
NWI transit woes due to lack of funding

NWI transit woes due to lack of funding

Tom Phillips, 35, and Jared Forte, 38, also have something else in common. They both got their start in the industry in Northwest Indiana. And they say it's not difficult to figure out why the wheels came off the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority's easygo Lake Transit bus service in June.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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RBA extends executive director's contract

The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority board of the directors voted Monday to extend Executive Director Tim Brown's contract through the end of the year.

October 01, 2012 7:30 pm

Riders complain new transit service comes up short

Contact information is scarce and some riders remain confused eight weeks after establishment of a patch-work transport system to serve people with disabilities and seniors formerly riding with the closed easygo Lake Transit.

August 22, 2012 8:15 pm

RBA board switch keeps group in business

The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority appeared to disband and then resurrect itself within the space of 20 minutes at a special meeting Wednesday night.

August 08, 2012 7:46 pm

Paratransit rescue plan downsized

Local transit officials admitted Wednesday that hundreds of paratransit riders will lose that service in the former easygo Lake Transit territory.

July 25, 2012 8:37 pm
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