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C.P. board OKs pact to move oil pipeline

CROWN POINT | An oil pipeline inhibiting development along the south side of 109th Avenue will be moved after an agreement was approved Wednesday by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety.

June 11, 2014 7:30 pm

Valpo reduces diesel emissions from city vehicles

VALPARAISO | The city's air should be a little cleaner from now on thanks to a grant from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.

March 11, 2014 2:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: We challenge NIRPC to lead on public transit

GUEST COMMENTARY: We challenge NIRPC to lead on public transit

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s website states NIRPC “provides a forum that enables the citizens of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community, and economic development.” Unfortunately, that forum has certain…

August 13, 2013 10:51 am

EDITORIAL: NIRPC visitors need buses, not just trains

The federal government's concerns about how accessible the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission office is to people who rely on public transportation ought to be a reminder of the need to create the regional bus service the region needs.

June 28, 2013 12:00 am

Funding problems force delay on Vale Park West pathway

VALPARAISO | Work on the Vale Park West pathway has been put on hold because of a shortage of funds in the city's Redevelopment Commission budget.

January 19, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo adopts plan to make all facilities ADA compliant

VALPARAISO | A plan for bringing all facilities within the public rights of way into compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act was approved by the city's Board of Public Works and Safety on Wednesday.

November 24, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo begins effort to reduce street sign clutter

VALPARAISO | The city's sign crew has begun looking into the issue of sign clutter.

November 13, 2012 5:30 pm

Porter County trying to meet ADA deadline

VALPARAISO | It's been 20 years since the federal government required government entities with 50 or more employees to make public facilities comply with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.

May 05, 2012 1:15 pm

Zipcar program coming to Valpo in January

VALPARAISO | If you've been thinking about buying a second car, you might want to hold off for another month.

December 13, 2011 10:45 am
EDITORIAL: Don't let transportation network decline

EDITORIAL: Don't let transportation network decline

Northwest Indiana now has a second expressway ramp closed indefinitely — the one connecting westbound traffic on the Indiana Toll Road to the Borman Expressway. The ramp must not be allowed to remain closed without a clear plan for either its reopening or its replacement.

August 10, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County must make good on its promise

On Dec. 21, Michael McPhillips, deputy commissioner for the Indiana Department of Transportation's LaPorte District, presented a statement to the Porter County Board of Commissioners about a maintenance contract with the county. The agreement concerns the bridge over U.S. 12 on the industria…

January 08, 2011 12:00 am

Porter County accuses state of blackmail over bridge agreement

VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner John Evans accused the state of using threats and blackmail to force the county Tuesday to comply with a written agreement to maintain the bridge carrying traffic into the U.S. Steel property north of U.S. 12 in Portage.

December 22, 2010 12:00 am
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