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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County provides forum for connecting

Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo's Dash exceeding expectations

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.

December 21, 2013 6:48 pm
Gary plan starting to come together with transit grant

Gary plan starting to come together with transit grant

Picture light rail or a rapid transit bus running every 10 minutes down Broadway through Gary, maybe all the way to Crown Point.

December 21, 2013 5:52 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Expand access to Chicago; expand NWI opportunities

GUEST COMMENTARY: Expand access to Chicago; expand NWI opportunities

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.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: Transportation freedom remains elusive

MITCH BARLOGA: Transportation freedom remains elusive

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…

July 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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ANDREA NEAL: Indy lacks critical mass for mass transit

ANDREA NEAL: Indy lacks critical mass for mass transit

There is one inescapable reason that a regional mass-transit system will not succeed in the Indianapolis area.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Send RBA's seed money back to RDA

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.

December 04, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: The RBA — to be or not to be?

MARK KIESLING: The RBA — to be or not to be?

Yep. William Shakespeare asked that question about 500 years ago, admittedly in a different context.

August 10, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Bus service needs last-minute savior

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.

May 13, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Local bus services affect businesses

GUEST COMMENTARY: Local bus services affect businesses

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 …

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Do we have political will to fund bus service?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Do we have political will to fund bus service?

"Why do we need buses? Everyone has a car."

December 18, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: RBA shutdown wouldn't be a catastrophe

Unfortunately, the Times' recent editorial regarding the potential shutdown of the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Service blurred the facts substantially.

November 09, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: RBA's paratransit service is a lifeline for me

GUEST COMMENTARY: RBA's paratransit service is a lifeline for me

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.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Local funding is vital for securing transit options

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.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Gas prices driving higher demand for mass transit

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gas prices driving higher demand for mass transit

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.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Why pull the rug out from under the RBA now?

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…

February 27, 2011 12:00 am

V-Line buses declared Safe Place

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.

December 24, 2010 12:00 am

State Rep. Soliday wants to reform RBA board

The chairman of the Indiana House Transportation Committee plans to introduce legislation to reform the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority's board of directors.

December 02, 2010 12:00 am
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