Gary Public Transportation Corporation
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.
Gary Public Transportation Corp. is to be commended for starting a new bus route in Hammond.
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.
Northwest Indiana has been shaped and continues to be sustained by transportation.
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.
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.
Indiana and Illinois transportation officials may go back to the drawing board when it comes to a preferred route for the proposed Illiana Expressway.
The doomsday scenario for the Regional Bus Authority might not happen after all. Negotiations are under way for a solution.
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…
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 …
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).
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:
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…
INDIANAPOLIS | Gary property owners will continue paying the highest tax rates in the state -- but for only one more year.
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.
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.
The chairman of the Indiana House Transportation Committee plans to introduce legislation to reform the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority's board of directors.
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.
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.
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