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EDITORIAL: Deliver an agreement for intermodal facility

LaPorte County is working to get contracts signed so construction can begin as early as this spring on an intermodal facility. Make it happen.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Pick up pace on airport progress

Progress at Gary/Chicago International Airport must pick up speed.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
Rail leaders tout economic impact

Rail leaders tout economic impact

Freight trains can cut shipping costs, and help make American manufacturing more globally competitive, a rail executive said.

October 28, 2013 11:45 am Photos

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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
Port authority investing in infrastructure at Burns Harbor

Port authority investing in infrastructure at Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | Indiana's port authority has launched a few major construction projects at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

September 03, 2013 12:13 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Don't let Amtrak service be derailed

Amtrak, which hasn't been adequately funded by Congress, needs $3 million by Oct. 1 from state or local sources to continue its four-days-a-week service between Indianapolis and Chicago.

August 26, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep Amtrak's funding on track

Even as the Midwest continues work on preparing a high-speed rail network, Amtrak is proposing to discontinue service between Chicago and Indianapolis because of federal penny-pinching.

October 01, 2012 12:00 am

Public meetings scheduled for Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac Passenger Rail Corridor Program

The public is asked to give input this month at a series of meetings focusing on the Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac Passenger Rail Corridor Program.

September 05, 2012 9:15 pm

States agree to move forward on high-speed rail study

Indiana, Illinois and Michigan will work together on a study seeking ways to reduce rail congestion and allow trains to travel at higher speeds along the Chicago-to-Detroit high-speed rail corridor.

May 04, 2012 3:25 pm

EDITORIAL: Get high-speed rail project moving

It has been nearly two years since federal funding was granted for the a high-speed rail project in Northwest Indiana, yet no construction has begun yet. It's time to get this project moving.

October 10, 2011 12:00 am
Rail company will invest millions in Gary facility

Rail company will invest millions in Gary facility

Canadian National Railway Co. plans to shift part of its operations to Gary, which would bring up to 251 new jobs in Northwest Indiana by 2015. CN plans to invest $165 million to redevelop the existing Kirk Yard rail facility.

August 08, 2011 8:00 am Photos

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Rail company CN shifting work to Gary, bringing up to 251 jobs

Rail company CN shifting work to Gary, bringing up to 251 jobs

Canadian National Railway Co. plans to shift part of its operations to Gary from Markham Yard in Homewood, which would bring up to 251 new jobs in Northwest Indiana by 2015.

August 03, 2011 5:15 pm Photos

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Infrastructure improvements key to CN Kirk Yard project

Company and local officials on Wednesday said Canadian National Railway Co.'s move to invest $165 million in Gary's Kirk Yard will improve the efficiency of moving freight traffic through the congested Chicago area.

August 03, 2011 3:00 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrating the great trains that serve Indiana

When President Abraham Lincoln took on the funding and implementation of the intercontinental railroad, he probably could not have envisioned what such a project would do for the United States. Yet, during the middle of the Civil War (1861-1864), he boldly said this was a project this nation…

May 10, 2011 12:00 am

Golden Spike event highlights use of rail

VALPARAISO | Those who would like to see 21st century transportation come to the Midwest are encouraged to attend the the 12th annual Golden Spike seminar on May 12 and National Train Day in Indiana on May 13, both at the Harre Union at Valparaiso University.

April 29, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Station the intermodal stops in NWI

Waiting for a long freight train to clear the crossing is frustrating. Knowing the train is hauling away not just freight but potential jobs is worse.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am

South Shore suspends Wed. morning service east of Michigan City

The South Shore passenger rail line will temporarily suspend Wednesday morning train service between South Bend and Michigan City because of the snowstorm.

February 01, 2011 5:15 pm

Kingsbury jobs project off table

A shipping and warehousing development using rail in Kingsbury that would have produced hundreds of new jobs has hit the brakes.

January 25, 2011 1:13 pm
Steel wheels: Luxury rail travel returns

Steel wheels: Luxury rail travel returns

The glory days of luxurious rail travel are rekindled with a First Class train trip on the Zephyr Route.

January 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Rail safety program needs a pilot project first

The nation's railroads recently received a mandate from Congress to use a new concept in signal design for daily train operations.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am
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