Gary Public Transportation Corp. is to be commended for starting a new bus route in Hammond.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority planted seed money in the Regional Bus Authority, but regional transportation withered for lack of support by the Lake County Council and others.
The doomsday scenario for the Regional Bus Authority might not happen after all. Negotiations are under way for a solution.
Unfortunately, the Times' recent editorial regarding the potential shutdown of the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Service blurred the facts substantially.
The looming reduction of RBA service is a warning sign for Northwest Indiana. Bus service must have a dedicated funding source.
Build it and they will come. That might work for a baseball field in Iowa, but it's not so simple when you're "selling" expanded routes and schedules for fixed-route buses in Northwest Indiana.
The chairman of the Indiana House Transportation Committee plans to introduce legislation to reform the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority's board of directors.
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