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Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority

EDITORIAL: Valpo building on transit successes

EDITORIAL: Valpo building on transit successes

As Northwest Indiana continues to struggle with how to make public transportation function better, Valparaiso is a shining example of how it should be.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County hears high-speed rail pitch

VALPARAISO | A 38-minute high-speed rail commute to downtown Chicago was part of the incentive offered to encourage the Porter County Council to approve a $20,000 contribution toward the cost of an environmental impact study of a route from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Don't let trains keep blocking planes

EDITORIAL: Don't let trains keep blocking planes

Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion has been delayed yet again. This time, the deadline has been extended until August 2015.

July 23, 2014 12:05 am

Valpo eyes funding for major downtown transit development

The Northwest Indiana RDA on Thursday accepted for consideration a transit-oriented development plan for downtown Valparaiso that city officials believe will set a standard for Northwest Indiana.

July 17, 2014 8:02 pm
RICH JAMES: Cedar Lake council needs to widen horizons

RICH JAMES: Cedar Lake council needs to widen horizons

Cedar Lake Councilman Greg Parker may be a decent guy, but he doesn’t belong in government.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Train tracks are route to NWI's future

The plan to improve service on the South Shore's main line, as well as finally build the West Lake Corridor extension, is sound.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
South Shore could boost economy, communities

South Shore could boost economy, communities

MERRILLVILLE | Railroad and development officials Wednesday rolled out a blueprint for a South Shore commuter rail extension to Dyer and big improvements on the existing line.

May 28, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Tourism is putting NWI on map

National Tourism Week, May 3 through May 11, recognizes the impact travel and tourism has on our nation. In Lake County alone, tourism is a $1.62 billion industry, creating jobs and supporting local businesses. But with so many destinations, how does a visitor choose the perfect location for…

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

New EPA loan allows cities to clean up brownfield sites

A new source of $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency will help Gary, East Chicago and Hammond clean up old industrial sites.

May 03, 2014 11:35 am
EDITORIAL: We endorse Good for Porter commissioner

EDITORIAL: We endorse Good for Porter commissioner

Porter County voters have three choices for the Republican nomination for county commissioner — incumbent Nancy Adams, Jeff Good and William LaFever.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am Video

RDA wants to contribute $3.3 million to grow jobs

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority voted Thursday contribute $3.3 million to help close deals for two companies that want to create 285 jobs in the region.

April 17, 2014 1:15 pm

RDA failed to properly notice closed session

The Indiana Public Access counselor has issued an advisory opinion that the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority improperly noticed a closed meeting and technically violated the state's Open Door Law.

April 16, 2014 4:00 pm
EDITORIAL: Lay financial tracks for rail expansion

EDITORIAL: Lay financial tracks for rail expansion

The ball is rolling on local funding for the South Shore extension to Dyer. So far, nearly half of Lake County's municipalities have made a financial commitment, as has Lake County government, through their new County Economic Development Income Tax revenues.

March 31, 2014 11:45 am Video

Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm
Pence on board with South Shore expansion

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in building local support and funding to expand the South Shore Line to Dyer.

March 27, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: Indiana legislative session was waste of money

RICH JAMES: Indiana legislative session was waste of money

It could have been worse. Much worse.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana making progress, but climb isn't over

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana making progress, but climb isn't over

Indiana has made great progress in the past year. Unemployment has dropped below 7 percent, and we rank fifth in the nation in private sector job growth. Indiana is consistently recognized as a great place to do business. Site Selection Magazine recently ranked us as the most competitive sta…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

Two events this week show Northwest Indiana isn't satisfied with the status quo. It's moving forward, and everyone should get on board with these two movements.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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South Shore funds on track to Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | A key piece in the puzzle of how to pay for expansion of the South Shore Line to Dyer fell into place late Thursday night.

March 13, 2014 9:15 pm
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