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GPTC rolls into Hammond, Munster, Highland

GPTC rolls into Hammond, Munster, Highland

Driver Arthur Lee Adams turns his bus onto Indianapolis Boulevard from the Cabela's entrance during the first day Tuesday of the new Lakeshore South bus route by Gary Public Transportation Corp. in Hammond. The Lakeshore South route hits many shopping points as it brings back local bus servi…

May 27, 2014 10:59 am
GPTC rolls into Hammond, Munster, Highland

GPTC rolls into Hammond, Munster, Highland

Darryl Hinton, of Gary, center, talks Tuesday with Gary Public Transportation Corp. director of planning and marketing David Wright, left, and bus driver Arthur Lee Adams and determines if he needs a different bus during the first day of the new Lakeshore South bus route by GPTC in Hammond. …

May 27, 2014 10:57 am

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

Gary transit agency, PACE to change routes in Hammond

HAMMOND | Gary Public Transportation Corp. and Illinois-based PACE have made changes to create a transit corridor for bus transfers near the Strack & Van Til supermarket on Sibley Street.

June 28, 2012 9:00 pm
Bus riders appeal to Lake council to fund RBA, keep services alive

Bus riders appeal to Lake council to fund RBA, keep services alive

The services the Regional Bus Authority provides mean more than preserving her independence, Lena Daron said.

May 15, 2012 7:15 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

Sen. Roger's legislation gives RBA hope

Hopes for legislation aimed at ending the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority's financial woes are fading while hopes for another piece of legislation are brightening.

January 25, 2012 6:20 pm

Local bus agencies boosting service in new year

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.

December 30, 2011 4:15 pm

GPTC to expand bus services

Gary Public Transportation Corp. at the end of January will add a new route to Griffith, bring back every-half-hour service on Broadway and extend its evening service hours.

December 15, 2011 2:30 pm

Region bus service on rebound ... for now

The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority on Monday approved a $3.84 million budget for the first six months of next year, which should expand service on two lines.

November 21, 2011 7:45 pm

NIRPC approves five projects to improve bus service

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday approved applications for five bus projects totaling $6.1 million over three years that could lead to restoration for some services and the expansion of others.

October 20, 2011 4:30 pm

Gary bus board approves fare hike

The Gary Public Transportation Corp. board of directors on Thursday night voted 4-0 to hike local bus fares by 35 cents and regional fares by 25 cents starting in February.

January 07, 2011 12:00 am

GPTC regional routes seek lifeline

Gary Public Transportation Corp. is forging ahead with its $6.7 million request of the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority to fund three regional routes for two years that run through two other cities and three suburban communities.

December 08, 2010 8:18 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

GPTC goes back to RBA for regional route aid

Gary Public Transportation Corp. is making another stab at getting Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority funding for its regional routes, one month after a drive to merge the transit agencies stalled.

November 23, 2010 12:00 am

Statehouse a dead end for transit cash

The release of a $2.5 billion mass transit plan for Indianapolis called IndyConnect is not giving Northwest Indiana's transit plans the boost some had expected.

November 21, 2010 12:00 am

Riders urge RBA, GPTC to mend rift

MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority and Gary Public Transportation Corp. officials Monday night heard bus riders' plea for the two aagencies to put differences over consolidation aside and work for the good of riders.

September 27, 2010 6:07 pm

RDA offer doesn't require GPTC to shut down

A final offer on merging Gary's bus service with a regional system does not require Gary Public Transportation Corp. to go out of business, but calls for an outside consultant to work out the "nitty-gritty" of consolidation.

September 23, 2010 12:00 am

RDA verdict on GPTC pact remains uncertain

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority on Friday was going over a new proposal to merge Gary Public Transportation Corp. bus service with the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority, one day after the GPTC board approved the move.

September 04, 2010 12:00 am
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