Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority
The disability-rights agency Everybody Counts has asked Indiana Attorney Greg Zoeller to look into why the bulk of funds earned by a defunct bus service in Hammond were sent to other communities.
The disability-rights agency Everybody Counts is questioning why a local planning agency took $506,207 earned by a defunct bus system serving Hammond and distributed the bulk of it to bus providers in South Lake and Porter County.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission eased up on its public comment policy Thursday, allowing advocates for people with disabilities to push for more action on bus service in the region.
Gary Public Transportation Corp. is to be commended for starting a new bus route in Hammond.
It took six votes spread over an hour-and-a-half of rancorous debate Wednesday night for the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority to distribute most of its remaining funds to seven area transit agencies.
North Township continues to lay plans to expand its dial-a-ride bus service and in the meantime is partnering with Gary Public Transportation Corp. to provide some stop-gap services.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority is floating a suggestion it become the administrator of the last of the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority's money.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority in one of its last acts is preparing to divvy out more than a half million dollars to seven area transit agencies for new buses and other projects.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority may have to look to Porter County for its survival, even though that county has only marginal participation in the regional bus agency.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority board of the directors voted Monday to extend Executive Director Tim Brown's contract through the end of the year.
Much of the recent press about the Regional Bus Authority in the last few months has centered on the collapse of the Hammond-based services and the express bus to Chicago.
Contact information is scarce and some riders remain confused eight weeks after establishment of a patch-work transport system to serve people with disabilities and seniors formerly riding with the closed easygo Lake Transit.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority appeared to disband and then resurrect itself within the space of 20 minutes at a special meeting Wednesday night.
Local transit officials admitted Wednesday that hundreds of paratransit riders will lose that service in the former easygo Lake Transit territory.
HAMMOND | Willie McCafferty rode an easygo Lake Transit bus from the Dan Rabin Transit Plaza to his home in Hessville on Saturday morning after working a night shift at the main U.S. Post Office in Chicago.
PORTAGE | Discussions among area transit agencies are turning from how to save the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority to how to help people with disabilities who will be stranded when its easygo Lake Transit service closes June 30.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority may continue to operate with or without buses, with the organization now looking at several options for long-term survival.
HAMMOND | The city lacks the financial resources to keep buses running if the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority fails, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said Wednesday.
Bus drivers and others at easygo Lake Transit have been told they could be laid off by June 30 if no local funding is found to rescue the sinking Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority plans to have bus riders urge the Lake County Council at its May 15 meeting to save local bus service.
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