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Valpo to use report to improve V-Line service

VALPARAISO | Without funding to expand Valparaiso's V-Line bus service beyond its city limits, Valparaiso is interested in a consultant's recommendations for improving the service within its borders.

August 09, 2014 4:30 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: NIRPC's agenda includes stifling critics

In February, I said the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission was letting the whole community down. Its historical lack of transparency and failure to engage residents in setting priorities and making decisions about taxpayer money was outrageous.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Bring bus service back to Hammond

Gary Public Transportation Corp. is to be commended for starting a new bus route in Hammond.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why Everybody Counts is suing NIRPC

The issue between Everybody Counts and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Authority is simple. NIRPC isn't complying with the terms of an agreement they signed in federal court, after a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of people with disabilities throughout Lake County.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Accessible, comprehensive mass transit system needed

GUEST COMMENTARY: Accessible, comprehensive mass transit system needed

Northwest Indiana has been shaped and continues to be sustained by transportation.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: An education in using public transit

Students in Gary's secondary schools shouldn't be expected to walk two miles to school each day, regardless of whether it's uphill and there's snow on the ground. Fortunately, there's a better answer for them now.

September 14, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: RBA's Brown is blue, easygo riders are too

DOUG ROSS: RBA's Brown is blue, easygo riders are too

With the Regional Bus Authority running out of money Saturday, there is last-minute scurrying to try to maintain the agency's service. That it has reached this stage is shameful.

June 27, 2012 12:00 am
Illiana Expressway group looking at alternative route options

Illiana Expressway group looking at alternative route options

Indiana and Illinois transportation officials may go back to the drawing board when it comes to a preferred route for the proposed Illiana Expressway.

April 10, 2012 2:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Make sure bus service talks don't fail

The doomsday scenario for the Regional Bus Authority might not happen after all. Negotiations are under way for a solution.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Bus riders need a funding rescue soon

GUEST COMMENTARY: Bus riders need a funding rescue soon

Unless the elusive leprechaun's pot of gold appears before June 30 for the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority, the bulk of bus transportation in the region will cease to exist: easyGo transit services for fixed routes, complementary paratransit for the elderly and people with disabilit…

March 18, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Local bus services affect businesses

GUEST COMMENTARY: Local bus services affect businesses

Having a reliable public transportation system is good for the whole business community, not just for those people who ride it. It has the potential to affect many lives per week as people go to medical appointments or work or use buses for other purposes. Although I do not ride the bus, my …

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Seize opportunity for public transit in NWI

GUEST COMMENTARY: Seize opportunity for public transit in NWI

On Jan. 4, the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority restored 30-minute service during much of the day on the Red (Calumet-Hohman) and Green (Indianapolis Boulevard) routes. These routes serve northwest Lake County from the southeast side of Chicago to Main (53rd Street).

January 15, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI must unite in support of bus service

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI must unite in support of bus service

Teresa Torres, executive director of Everybody Counts, took The Times to task recently for the editorial supporting the Regional Bus Authority and the funding to make transit work in Northwest Indiana. Here are some facts:

November 20, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: RBA isn't the only regional bus service

I read your editorial about the possibility of a bus service meltdown in Northwest Indiana. I totally agree with your comments on finding a funding solution for bus service in Northwest Indiana, but as usual the Times gives the false impression that the Regional Bus Authority is the only bus…

October 16, 2011 12:00 am
Gary granted final tax caps exemption

Gary granted final tax caps exemption

INDIANAPOLIS | Gary property owners will continue paying the highest tax rates in the state -- but for only one more year.

April 13, 2011 6:15 pm Related

Board to rule on Gary tax help plea

INDIANAPOLIS | Four Gary taxing districts will learn April 13 whether they will be permitted to charge rates in excess of the state's property tax caps for a third straight year.

April 05, 2011 11:15 am
Board skeptical of Gary's tax help request

Board skeptical of Gary's tax help request

INDIANAPOLIS | Some members of the state board hearing the pleas of four Gary taxing units for a final year's exemption from Indiana's property tax caps seemed skeptical Friday the Steel City will ever balance its budget.

January 07, 2011 4:52 pm Photos

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State Rep. Soliday wants to reform RBA board

The chairman of the Indiana House Transportation Committee plans to introduce legislation to reform the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority's board of directors.

December 02, 2010 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: End roadblocks to regional busing

Public transportation is a vital service to Indiana's citizens. It plays a key role in many facets of life -- getting people from their homes to where the jobs are and to government services such as the courts and health department, reducing pollution and more.

November 26, 2010 12:00 am Related

GPTC fare hike possible next year

Gary Public Transportation Corp. will slash the fare on its U.S. 30 Shuttle route to $1.50 from its current $2 for the holiday shopping season, but it is contemplating a fare hike in base fares for all local routes early next year.

November 25, 2010 12:00 am
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