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Visclosky to tell chamber about South Shore expansion

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, will tell the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce about the benefits of expanding the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer at its noon luncheon Wednesday at Ameristar Casino in East Chicago.

March 17, 2014 12:29 pm

Visclosky to tell chamber about South Shore expansion

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, will tell the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce about the benefits of expanding the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer at its noon luncheon March 19 at Ameristar Casino, in East Chicago.

March 01, 2014 12:29 pm

Illiana Expressway maps are online

Proposed corridor routes for the Illiana Expressway as well as statistics on current traffic projections are posted at the Illiana Corridor Partnering for Progress website.

October 26, 2011 2:32 pm

Airport approves another $155,000 for lawyers

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday approved spending up to $155,000 more on lawyers working to get railroad tracks out of the way for its $153 million expansion project.

October 24, 2011 1:50 pm
Start of MLK bridge replacement may be delayed

Start of MLK bridge replacement may be delayed

The Indiana Department of Transportation is considering delaying the demolition of the Martin Luther King Bridge until spring after previously stating work would start Oct. 10.

October 14, 2011 3:45 pm

E.C. mayor, INDOT chief talk options for new Cline bridge

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland wants the "best product" when it comes to rebuilding the Cline Avenue Bridge. His comment came after hearing state officials Friday describe two private proposals for getting it rebuilt.

October 14, 2011 3:00 pm
High-speed rail hitting speed bump at Porter Junction

High-speed rail hitting speed bump at Porter Junction

PORTER | A congested rail junction in this town now holds the key to unlocking the potential of more than half a billion dollars in federal high-speed rail funds.

October 06, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Airport approves more contracts for expansion

GARY | The Gary/Chicago International Airport authority on Monday approved an agreement with railroad CSX Corp. that will allow it to construct a haul road to a key railroad intersection.

October 04, 2011 10:00 am
Private jets speed Gary airport growth

Private jets speed Gary airport growth

A succession of on-the-ropes commercial carriers have bit the dust at Gary's airport, but private jets are flying in and out like never before.

October 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ohio River bridge failure could aid Cline bridge boosters

Ohio River bridge failure could aid Cline bridge boosters

State officials order the emergency closure of a critical bridge that serves as a lifeline for commuters and businesses in two states. Diverted traffic causes chaos on nearby city streets. Some politicians offer assurances the bridge will be rebuilt while others point fingers. Some start ask…

September 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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INDOT officials talk to build Cline toll bridge

A day before a drop-dead deadline for proposals on replacing the Cline Avenue Bridge, top INDOT officials in Indianapolis met with a Florida company that wants to rebuild the condemned span as a toll bridge.

September 19, 2011 12:00 am

Top INDOT officials talk with company wanting to build Cline toll bridge

A day before a drop-dead deadline for proposals on replacing the Cline Avenue Bridge, top INDOT officials in Indianapolis met with a Florida company that wants to rebuild the condemned span as a toll bridge.

September 15, 2011 6:00 pm

State explains closure of Toll Ramp to Borman

A top Indiana Department of Transportation official says the private operator of the Indiana Toll Road will have to adhere to rigorous federal criteria to make any changes to westbound Exit 21 in Lake Station.

September 14, 2011 6:30 pm

Florida company in talks to build Cline Ave. toll bridge

Northwest Indiana has until Friday to come up with $35 million or another way to rebuild the Cline Avenue Bridge, with at least one alternative to the state's "ground route" plan still in the running.

September 13, 2011 9:00 pm
Toll Road will reopen Borman connection

Toll Road will reopen Borman connection

LAKE STATION | Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. plans to reopen westbound Exit 21, which has been closed since July 6. Bridge inspectors have certified the ramp is safe for traffic, and it will be open within two weeks, Toll Road Concession spokeswoman Amber Kettring said.

September 13, 2011 9:00 pm

Porter County airport lands federal funds

VALPARAISO | Porter County Regional Airport received a $127,500 airport improvement grant to help it pay for development of its master plan and meet new Federal Aviation Administration requirements for taxiway markings, according to U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville.

August 25, 2011 9:12 am
Governor reveals private proposal to replace Cline Avenue Bridge

Governor reveals private proposal to replace Cline Avenue Bridge

MUNSTER | Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday said the state has been in talks with a private company that has proposed rebuilding the Cline Avenue Bridge in exchange for the right to collect tolls.

August 23, 2011 6:00 pm Related
Key Toll Road/Borman connection could close forever

Key Toll Road/Borman connection could close forever

LAKE STATION | The Indiana Finance Authority has given contingent approval for the permanent closure of the exit 21 westbound ramp on the Indiana Toll Road, the only direct westbound link between the Toll Road and the Borman Expressway.

August 18, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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INDOT opens bids for MLK bridge

The Indiana Department of Transportation is hoping the third time is the charm now that it has again opened bids for building a new Martin Luther King Bridge in Gary.

August 11, 2011 3:00 pm

Norfolk Southern trains to increase Gary speeds

Norfolk Southern freight trains will be moving at higher speeds through 18 Gary rail crossings on the city's south side starting Monday.

August 10, 2011 11:00 am
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