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High Speed Rail

EDITORIAL: On track for faster train treks

Anyone who has ever been in Chesterton or Porter for any length of time understands the importance of the Porter Junction project to get trains moving faster through that bottleneck.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Valparaiso moving on public transportation

Valparaiso is planning for a bus/train depot as part of a transit-oriented development. It's a sign of the popularity of public transportation.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo's Dash exceeding expectations

VALPARAISO | When the city started the ChicaGo Dash express commuter bus service in 2008, officials knew there was a need but they didn't know it would grow to its current level of four buses a day each way.

December 21, 2013 6:48 pm

High-speed rail network is another boondoggle

Government has been known to waste taxpayers' money, but the Chicago to Detroit high-speed rail project has to be near the top of the boondoggle list. More than half of a billion dollars has already been authorized to ready who knows how many needless stops along the way.

November 04, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Transportation panel needs NWI presence

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has begun creation of of a blue ribbon panel to plan the next generation of Indiana's roads, rails, waterways and airports. That's our bread and butter in Northwest Indiana, so the panel needs representation from this slice of the state.

October 14, 2013 12:00 am

High-speed rail service highlight of public meeting

GARY │ Safe, reliable, daily round trip rail passenger service at up to 110 miles per hour on a dedicated double track between Chicago’s Union Station and Detroit/Pontiac is a vision shared by transportation agencies in three states. And it's one that’s being brought to the public for their …

September 18, 2013 8:45 pm

Public to get say on high-speed rail route

The public will get its say and a preview of the planned Chicago-to-Detroit high-speed rail route at two public meetings in Northwest Indiana next week.

September 11, 2013 11:34 am

EDITORIAL: Get high-speed rail project moving

It has been nearly two years since federal funding was granted for the a high-speed rail project in Northwest Indiana, yet no construction has begun yet. It's time to get this project moving.

October 10, 2011 12:00 am

Chicago-to-Detroit line gets more high-speed rail bucks

A future high-speed rail line passing through Northwest Indiana just became $196.5 million faster with the Obama administration's granting Monday of more than $2 billion for such projects in the Northeast, Midwest and California.

May 09, 2011 5:00 pm

Milwaukee airport director talks trains

The director of General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee spoke about the rail station at his facility during Friday's lunch meeting for the Indiana High Speed Rail Association in Munster.

March 25, 2011 4:30 pm
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