Earlier this year, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle launched a forward-thinking, comprehensive and long-range transportation planning effort known as “Connecting Cook County.” The plan aims to develop a broader vision and coherent strategy for transportation investments by tying them t…
HOBART | Relieving traffic congestion in Hobart could involve projects promoting nonmotorized transportation, city officials said.
Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.
VALPARAISO | When the city started the ChicaGo Dash express commuter bus service in 2008, officials knew there was a need but they didn't know it would grow to its current level of four buses a day each way.
Picture light rail or a rapid transit bus running every 10 minutes down Broadway through Gary, maybe all the way to Crown Point.
Competition among colleges and universities for the best students is constant, spirited and multifaceted. These days, it isn’t enough to “just” have top-flight faculty and facilities. Students are looking for numerous other perks, and a key one today is mass transit.
Today you will most likely take part in some activity celebrating our nation and freedom in general. If you live in Northwest Indiana, chances are you will access these activities by automobile, even if they might be in walking or biking distance from your house. It is very unlikely you will…
There is one inescapable reason that a regional mass-transit system will not succeed in the Indianapolis area.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority planted seed money in the Regional Bus Authority, but regional transportation withered for lack of support by the Lake County Council and others.
Yep. William Shakespeare asked that question about 500 years ago, admittedly in a different context.
The demise of the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority is getting closer and closer. It is not too late for a rescue, but we've already reached the last minute.
Having a reliable public transportation system is good for the whole business community, not just for those people who ride it. It has the potential to affect many lives per week as people go to medical appointments or work or use buses for other purposes. Although I do not ride the bus, my …
"Why do we need buses? Everyone has a car."
Unfortunately, the Times' recent editorial regarding the potential shutdown of the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Service blurred the facts substantially.
If you lived in the region in 1983, you might remember reading about a guy who dived into the pool at Wicker Park and broke his neck. That's me. In the blink of an eye I went from being a healthy young man to being a quadriplegic, unable to use my legs or arms.
The decision by local officials in the Indianapolis metro area to form the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority in 2004 represented a beginning step forward in creating regional public transportation.
Lately there has been lots of discussion on gasoline prices: sharp increases of 25 to 30 cents per gallon overnight, price gouging, price setting and all of the other rhetoric on volatility, availability, opening U.S. reserves, etc.
You've probably heard or read about a bill moving through the Indiana Legislature that would replace the Regional Bus Authority with a Northwest Indiana Bus Commission. The existing RBA board will be dissolved and replaced with a smaller body, providing less community representation. Other c…
VALPARAISO | If someone feels they are being threatened physically or verbally, they now have a new place to go for refuge. Just hop on the bus.
The chairman of the Indiana House Transportation Committee plans to introduce legislation to reform the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority's board of directors.
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