INDIANAPOLIS | Fulfilling a campaign promise, Gov. Mike Pence created a "blue ribbon" panel Thursday to plan the next generation of Indiana's roads, rails, waterways and airports.
The long anticipated intermodal facility in LaPorte County, which has seen its share of hurdles over the years, was moving forward recently until hitting another snag.
Gold shovels and hard hats sit on a bulldozer near the beginning of the groundbreaking ceremony for the CSX Select Site designation and rail infrastructure improvements at INland Logistics Port in Kingsbury in September.
Consulting-firm owner Adrian Muhammad said he remains interested in working to develop transportation infrastructure in Gary despite his firm's being accused of owing more than $267,000 for a feasibility study of building an intermodal business park on land United States Steel Corp. owns.
KINGSBURY | Officials and executives gathered Thursday in Kingsbury for a groundbreaking for an intermodal facility believed to have the potential to create thousands of jobs.
INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat John Gregg plans to leverage money from a trust fund created following the lease of the Indiana Toll Road to help pay for a $3.5 billion program to rebuild Indiana's roads, bridges, rails, ports and airports if he's elected governor.
Ever since the Marquette Plan was implemented in 2005, the mayors of lakefront communities have supported its mission of reclaiming the Lake Michigan shoreline for public use, just as Chicago has done.
Once near death, a rail project that would bring food on trains and deliver it with trucks seems close to reality in Kingsbury.
Waiting for a long freight train to clear the crossing is frustrating. Knowing the train is hauling away not just freight but potential jobs is worse.
Port of Indiana (Burns Harbor): Leeco Steel, steel distributor and processor, of Darien, Ill., has become the port's newest tenant this year.
CRETE: Annexation of this land was approved and a development agreement was reached in March 2007. Water and sewer installation is set for spring. CenterPoint Properties plans to erect the first building in 2010. This site could serve Union Pacific and CSX railroads. Photo by: John J. Watki…
Griffith (West of Oak Ridge Prairie Park): No plans have emerged for this site. Photo by: John J. Watkins | The Times
UNION MILLS (U.S. 6 AND IND. 39): The developer continues to hold options on land for potential intermodal development that would cover thousands of acres.
Gibson Yards, near the Nine-Span Bridge in Hammond, was once targeted as an intermodal site.
Gary Airport: State of Indiana has applied for $2.8 billion for Chicago-to-Cleveland high-speed rail route that would pass just north of the airport. Airport named as possible station in application.
KINGSBURY INDUSTRIAL PARK (U.S. 35 AND U.S. 6): ICS logistics plans to build a cold storage facility at the park. LaPorte County, Indiana and CSX Railroad are putting up a combined $9 million to reconstuct Hupp Road and extend a CSX line into the park.
Indiana Harbor (East Chicago): BP is in the middle of $20 million in dock improvements on Indiana Harbor Canal. Photo from Times archive
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