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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

Gary transit agency, PACE to change routes in Hammond

HAMMOND | Gary Public Transportation Corp. and Illinois-based PACE have made changes to create a transit corridor for bus transfers near the Strack & Van Til supermarket on Sibley Street.

June 28, 2012 9:00 pm

Project develops action plan for regional transit

Surviving area transit agencies and other groups are striving to fill the gap in bus services for people with disabilities that will occur when easygo Lake Transit buses stop running at the end of this month.

June 15, 2012 3:30 pm

Layoff notices go out to all RBA employees

Bus drivers and others at easygo Lake Transit have been told they could be laid off by June 30 if no local funding is found to rescue the sinking Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority.

May 08, 2012 3:15 pm

RBA revs up Save Our Buses campaign

The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority plans to have bus riders urge the Lake County Council at its May 15 meeting to save local bus service.

April 26, 2012 12:00 pm

RDA offers to head off bus shutdown

With the clock ticking down to closure for the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority, its biggest backer has stepped up with an offer to again provide "gap" funding for the agency.

April 18, 2012 10:15 am

Transit company to offer free shuttles after bus agency rally

Free buses will be provided  after a rally at the Hammond Civic Center on Thursday that's planned to drum up support for the cash-strapped Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority.

April 13, 2012 8:30 pm
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