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Commuter Rail

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Expanding rail will improve jobs, environment

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Expanding rail will improve jobs, environment

The Northwest Indiana Forum continues to support the South Shore commuter rail service in its current structure as well as the present recommendations to consider expansion.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Weighing the cost of the ticket to ride

MARC CHASE: Weighing the cost of the ticket to ride

I want to board the train.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Commit to funding rail expansion

Tonight, the Griffith Town Council will make a major decision – whether to contribute to regional economic development by designating a portion of the town's County Economic Development Income Tax proceeds to aid in expanding the South Shore Line to Dyer. We encourage council members to vote yes.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am

Feelings on South Shore extension mixed in Lowell

LOWELL | A few supporters of the proposed South Shore commuter rail line extension to Dyer turned out Monday at a meeting in Lowell.

March 17, 2014 9:45 pm

House greenlights South Shore Line expansion money

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House hopped on board the effort to extend the South Shore commuter rail line to Dyer.

March 03, 2014 7:00 pm
House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee agreed Monday the South Shore Line expansion project should receive the $4 million a year expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole -- even as the underlying legislation veered dangerously off-track.

February 24, 2014 5:45 pm Related
South Shore: there's an app for that

South Shore: there's an app for that

iSouthShore app is now used by thousands of South Shore riders to generate customized schedules, identify station stops and get service alerts on train status.

January 05, 2014 6:00 am Photos

Photos

South Shore Gary Metro Station accessible again for disabled riders

GARY | An elevator and escalator that take passengers up to the South Shore platform at the Gary Metro Center station are back in service after being shut down due to a failed inspection last week.

December 09, 2013 7:59 am

No explosives found in suspicious package left on Chicago train platform

CHICAGO | An investigation by the Chicago Police Department's bomb and arson squad revealed no explosive devices in a package resembling a homemade bomb left on a train platform at the Van Buren Street station during the Wednesday morning rush.

October 02, 2013 5:45 pm
RICH JAMES: Visclosky lights fuse under local match

RICH JAMES: Visclosky lights fuse under local match

When it comes to the betterment of Northwest Indiana, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is the best.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Legislators must get on board rail effort

It has been years since U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky began talking about extending South Shore service along the West Lake Corridor, but little has been accomplished. Visclosky is calling for action, and we're right beside him.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am
Mich. woman fatally struck by South Shore train in The Pines

Mich. woman fatally struck by South Shore train in The Pines

THE PINES | A pedestrian was struck and killed by a South Shore commuter train in The Pines at the start of the morning rush Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 12:22 pm

EDITORIAL: Extending South Shore is economic development

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky wants the South Shore expansion to be put on the fast track. So do we.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am

Munster, Valpo men arrested after rowdy South Shore ride

EAST CHICAGO | Two local men were arrested Tuesday night after causing a drunken scene on a South Shore commuter train, police said.

June 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Cook County to accept HUD funds to bolster development around rail transit lines

CHICAGO | Cook County government will receive at least $30 million in federal funds to create a loan guarantee program meant to bolster the possibility of real estate development in areas near existing rail transit lines.

April 17, 2013 7:15 pm

South Shore service interrupted Saturday

More than 12 hours after a tractor-trailer incident halted South Shore train service, the commuter rail line started running again Saturday night.

December 29, 2012 7:53 pm

Southeast Metra board hires executive director

LANSING | The Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District board voted without opposition Wednesday to make Lansing Municipal Airport Manager John DeLaurentiis its new part-time executive director.

December 12, 2012 7:45 pm

South Shore suspends Wed. morning service east of Michigan City

The South Shore passenger rail line will temporarily suspend Wednesday morning train service between South Bend and Michigan City because of the snowstorm.

February 01, 2011 5:15 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Rail safety program needs a pilot project first

The nation's railroads recently received a mandate from Congress to use a new concept in signal design for daily train operations.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am

High-speed rail seminar set in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana High Speed Rail Association is joining the Hoosier Environmental Council and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in hosting a forum on high-speed rail from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the IUPUI campus.

November 23, 2010 12:00 am
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