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High-speed Rail

Group touts high-speed rail line through Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso could get high-speed rail passenger service before it gets the South Shore commuter line spur.

January 19, 2014 6:55 pm

States agree to move forward on high-speed rail study

Indiana, Illinois and Michigan will work together on a study seeking ways to reduce rail congestion and allow trains to travel at higher speeds along the Chicago-to-Detroit high-speed rail corridor.

May 04, 2012 3:25 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: High-speed rail can accelerate Indiana's economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: High-speed rail can accelerate Indiana's economy

Allegiant Airlines flying out of the Gary/Chicago International Airport grabbed the local headlines, as it should, but on the very same day, a history-making high-speed 110 mph passenger train pulled out of Chicago's Union Station to pass through Indiana on to cities in Michigan. The catch w…

March 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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High-speed rail service to St. Louis on track

The construction of the high-speed railway between Chicago and St. Louis will move forward, officials said, despite Congress' decision to eliminate funding for high-speed rail projects.

December 04, 2011 6:00 pm

Porter Junction rail project looks safe

PORTAGE | A Republican effort to kill funding for President Barack Obama's signature high-speed rail program will not affect the $71.4 Indiana Gateway project centered on improvements at Porter Junction.

November 17, 2011 2:53 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrating the great trains that serve Indiana

When President Abraham Lincoln took on the funding and implementation of the intercontinental railroad, he probably could not have envisioned what such a project would do for the United States. Yet, during the middle of the Civil War (1861-1864), he boldly said this was a project this nation…

May 10, 2011 12:00 am

High-speed rail group sets meeting for March 25

MUNSTER | The Indiana High Speed Rail Association's seventh annual Business Government Leadership Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. March 25 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road.

March 10, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Deliberate speed toward high-speed rail

Indiana should follow U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's advice and get its act together on high-speed rail.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am
LaHood: Rail means jobs

LaHood: Rail means jobs

CHESTERTON | U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood made an impassioned pitch Thursday to 300 Northwest Indiana business leaders to become partners with the Obama administration when it comes to high-speed rail.

February 24, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Obama's goal for high speed rail has Ind., Ill. advocates smiling

Obama's goal for high speed rail has Ind., Ill. advocates smiling

Advocates for high-speed rail in the Midwest received new hope Tuesday when President Barack Obama set a goal of providing 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years. For Illinois, that means routes where trains reach 220 miles per hour. 

January 29, 2011 12:00 am

High speed rail agreement inked

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Get ready for more track upgrades on the Amtrak line running through central Illinois.

December 24, 2010 12:00 am

Train maker looking at Illinois relocation

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois is among at least three states vying to reap jobs from Wisconsin's rejection of federal funding for high-speed passenger rail.

December 20, 2010 12:00 am

INDOT wants high-speed rail through Gary

The Indiana Department of Transportation has teamed with neighboring states to apply for $2.8 billion in federal stimulus funds to construct a high-speed rail route from Chicago to Cleveland with a stop proposed in Gary.

October 13, 2009 9:05 am
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