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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

Hobart officials discuss, plan transporation needs

HOBART | Relieving traffic congestion in Hobart could involve projects promoting nonmotorized transportation, city officials said.

June 24, 2014 5:10 pm

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

GUEST COMMENTARY: NIRPC's agenda includes stifling critics

In February, I said the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission was letting the whole community down. Its historical lack of transparency and failure to engage residents in setting priorities and making decisions about taxpayer money was outrageous.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Get buses rolling for entire region

The LaPorte County Council is struggling with how to provide bus service for the elderly and infirm, now that the LaPorte County Council on Aging's severe funding issues have become an emergency. That's only a brief snapshot of a bigger picture.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI needs to improve access to transportation

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI needs to improve access to transportation

From the diverse cultures our cities showcase to the serene natural beauty of Lake Michigan — regardless of what you’re looking to do or see, you’ll find it just a short car, bus or train ride away.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Planners consider public transportation to air show at Fair Oaks

HAMMOND │ Local residents who rely on public transportation and hope to attend the 2014 South Shore Air Show at Fair Oaks Farms may get to do so.

March 15, 2014 5:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why Everybody Counts is suing NIRPC

The issue between Everybody Counts and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Authority is simple. NIRPC isn't complying with the terms of an agreement they signed in federal court, after a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of people with disabilities throughout Lake County.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
CHRIS WHITE: It's time to get on board for rail expansion

CHRIS WHITE: It's time to get on board for rail expansion

Since my arrival in Northwest Indiana six months ago, I've made it a point to get involved in a number of organizations and participated in scores of community meetings to get acquainted with my new home. I made a conscious decision not to write my first column until I felt I was familiar en…

February 16, 2014 9:41 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Valparaiso moving on public transportation

Valparaiso is planning for a bus/train depot as part of a transit-oriented development. It's a sign of the popularity of public transportation.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am
America is on board with public transportation

America is on board with public transportation

Anyone using the South Shore or other public transportation had better grab the first empty seat.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
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: Road would be good for Illinois, not Indiana

I have represented the proposed Illiana Corridor area for the past 27 years at all levels of government, including local, county and now state.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am
Valpo adds route, longer hours to V-Line service

Valpo adds route, longer hours to V-Line service

VALPARAISO | The V-Line buses that critics once said were filled with invisible riders now carry so many people the city is extending hours and adding routes to try to accommodate them.

November 08, 2013 7:35 pm
Protesters want chance to be heard at NIRPC meetings

Protesters want chance to be heard at NIRPC meetings

CROWN POINT | Protesters waved signs and chanted Wednesday outside Crown Point City Hall over what they said is their right to free speech.

October 16, 2013 6:25 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Legislators must get on board rail effort

It has been years since U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky began talking about extending South Shore service along the West Lake Corridor, but little has been accomplished. Visclosky is calling for action, and we're right beside him.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Consider the numbers behind the numbers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Consider the numbers behind the numbers

Over the last year, the presidents and chancellors associated with the region's institutions of higher learning have published commentaries on the 10 chapters of One Region's 2012 Profile of Northwest Indiana Report.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am

South Lake County Community Services seeks financial support

DYER | With its funding drastically slashed, South Lake County Community Services has come to Dyer asking for help.

September 01, 2013 8:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: We challenge NIRPC to lead on public transit

GUEST COMMENTARY: We challenge NIRPC to lead on public transit

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s website states NIRPC “provides a forum that enables the citizens of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and community, and economic development.” Unfortunately, that forum has certain…

August 13, 2013 10:51 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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