Getting stopped by a train is a regular feature of life in the region. Getting stopped by a stopped train shouldn't be, however.
A Norfolk Southern train approaches a crossing in rural Porter County. While this train kept moving, many have created safety hazards by blocking crossings in the region.
When Johnny Cash sang about the trains that keep a rollin', he mustn't have been in Hammond.
CHICAGO | South Shore commuter trains were delayed for about an hour Friday night when a Norfolk Southern car caught on fire.
CEDAR LAKE | Railroad crossing repairs will close a portion of 141st Avenue from Parrish Avenue to U.S. 41.
GARY | Worse-than-expected ground contamination must be cleaned up before the Gary/Chicago International Airport can complete its $166 million runway expansion, which will be delayed until late next year.
In a rail crossing improvement program targeting mainly rural communities, Norfolk Southern railroad and the Indiana Department of Transportation are teaming up to improve 550 rail crossings across the state.
The focus of the high-speed train world in the Midwest suddenly is on the town of Porter. I hope the attention doesn't go to the town's head.
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.
GARY | Indiana's two U.S. senators and most of its House delegation have sent letters to CEOs of three of the nation's largest railroads emphasizing the need to move swiftly on finalizing agreements needed to expand Gary/Chicago International Airport.
Norfolk Southern freight trains will be moving at higher speeds through 18 Gary rail crossings on the city's south side starting Monday.
HAMMOND | A judge closed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Norfolk Southern Corp., ruling the railroad could not be held responsible for injuries a Hammond man suffered at a crossing.
GARY | The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday approved a landmark agreement clearing the way for airport expansion.
Northwest Indiana business leaders want to capitalize on the coming deluge of trains expected to move through the region in the next two decades, but first they have to find a way to get some of those trains to stop here.
When the FAA-approved expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport was announced, the expectation was that the runway expansion would be completed with all due haste. It should have been done by now, yet the groundbreaking hasn't even taken place.
Railroad carrier Norfolk Southern has won the right to provide all switching services at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, a move the port and railroads are saying will increase shipping and business opportunities there.
VALPARAISO | The city's parks system officially grew by 70 acres last month with the park board's acceptance of the Vitoux property from the Parks Foundation board.
INDIANAPOLIS | Dirt will fly by the Fourth of July.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner John Evans is not opposed to the county continuing to lease 24 acres of its land for farming, but he believes the county should be taking home a little more bacon.
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