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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


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

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

Tokens won't be taken on Gary buses starting Monday

GARY | The Gary Public Transportation Corp. ceased selling tokens to customers in 2011 while allowing existing tokens in circulation to be used.

June 28, 2013 12:05 am
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


Gary schools to contract with city to provide limited bus service

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. is partnering with the Gary Public Transportation Corp. to provide bus transportation to students.

September 11, 2012 8:15 pm
RBA shutdown to leave hundreds with disabilities stranded

RBA shutdown to leave hundreds with disabilities stranded

PORTAGE | Discussions among area transit agencies are turning from how to save the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority to how to help people with disabilities who will be stranded when its easygo Lake Transit service closes June 30.

June 19, 2012 8:15 pm Photos


Permanent local funding source for RBA buses still elusive

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.

May 03, 2012 9:00 pm
Will businesses help make NWI food deserts fertile?

Will businesses help make NWI food deserts fertile?

For thousands of people living in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs, restricted access to nutritious, high-quality food is prevalent.

April 09, 2012 9:00 am Photos


FORK IN THE ROAD: Local residents in food deserts yearn for greater access to fresh food

FORK IN THE ROAD: Local residents in food deserts yearn for greater access to fresh food

Ashley Bradley, with her 2-year-old son Kareem Marcus in tow, couldn't help but shake her head while walking past the food store closest to her home.

April 07, 2012 6:15 pm Photos



Grant to help Gary, E.C. transit agencies improve services for disabled riders

Two local bus agencies are the only transportation agencies in Indiana to win a prestigious grant from Easter Seals to conduct two days of training on how to improve services for people with disabilities.

March 14, 2012 6:00 pm

GPTC delays cooperation pledge, wants details

The Gary Public Transportation Corp. board continues to study a regional transit cooperation pledge as another General Assembly session enters the home stretch with little prospect of increased support for mass transit.

February 07, 2012 1:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Time's running out for funding buses

The looming reduction of RBA service is a warning sign for Northwest Indiana. Bus service must have a dedicated funding source.

August 29, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gary must not be a U.S. version of bantustan

Because Gary is such a Democratic Party bastion, Democratic nominee Karen Freeman-Wilson will most likely be the city's next mayor. Much has been written and stated about her "historic" achievement as the first female mayor-to-be. Be that as it may, one must wonder how much will actually change?

June 05, 2011 12:00 am

NIPSCO moving Gary walk-in center

NIPSCO has announced the location for its new Gary walk-in office, which will open Tuesday.

February 18, 2011 3:30 pm
Top local business stories in 2010

Top local business stories in 2010

Labor unions' strikes halt construction work

December 26, 2010 12:00 am Photos


State panel will consider Gary property tax request Jan. 7

INDIANAPOLIS | Gary will make its third annual plea for an exemption from the state's property tax caps on Jan. 7.

December 20, 2010 12:31 pm

Gary asks state for relief from property tax caps again

INDIANAPOLIS | Gary's request for a third year of relief from state property tax caps has arrived at the Indiana Distressed Unit Appeals Board.

December 08, 2010 4:30 pm
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