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The Dan Rabin Transit Plaza in Hammond closed June 30, when Hammond's easygo bus service ended, leaving regular public transit commuters stranded.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority on Tuesday voted to appropriate $100,000 to keep paratransit services running for people with disabilities in the former easygo Lake Transit territory.
Commuters board a Pace bus that pulled up behind one of Hammond's easygo buses Saturday at the Dan Rabin Transit Plaza. Hammond's easygo bus service ended Saturday leaving regular commuters who used the buses without bus service.
Ferna Tyler, of Hammond, rides an easygo bus Saturday for the final day. The easygo service ended after Saturday leaving regular public transit commuters like Tyler without a ride.
Bus driver Donna Anderson waits while easygo Blue Line riders board Saturday at the Dan Rabin Transit Plaza.
Bus driver Donna Anderson, of East Chicago, checks on riders Saturday morning in the rearview mirror of her easygo bus. The easygo service ended after Saturday "This effects everybody," Anderson said. She had driven the bus for two years.
Easygo bus driver Dedra Watkins waits for riders to board Saturday at the Dan Rabin Transit Plaza. Hammond's easygo bus service that ran routes to five different cities in Lake County and one into Chicago ended Saturday.
Riders take their last trip on the easygo Lake Transit bus system on June 30. The shutdown of the service has damaged hopes for a regional mass transit system in Northwest Indiana.
Buses line up for the last runs of easygo Lake Transit on June 30 at the Dan Rabin Transit Plaza in Hammond. The closing of the bus service has damaged hopes for a regional mass transit system in Northwest Indiana.
DYER | The Regional Bus Authority's easygo Chicago express morning and afternoon buses running between the Dyer Park and Ride and Chicago's Loop will be not available Monday because of the NATO summit.
HAMMOND | The second public hearing to gather comments on the looming shutdown of the Regional Bus Authority's easygo bus services drew impassioned pleas Thursday for continued service, but little good news.
PORTAGE | Park free at the Dyer & Ride lot, 213th Street and Calumet Avenue, and board an easygo Chicago express bus to downtown Chicago on weekdays.
The first of several Northwest Indiana bus service expansions fueled by new federal grants will kick off Jan. 4 when easygo Lake Transit restores every-half-hour service during peak travel times on its Red and Green routes.
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