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Michigan to upgrade Detroit-Chicago Amtrak route

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Senate has cleared the way for the state to upgrade the speed and comfort of Amtrak services between Detroit and Chicago.

September 15, 2014 7:09 am
Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

While much of what the Indiana Department of Transportation is doing for Northwest Indiana’s future is tied to the Illiana Expressway and Cline Avenue Bridge, the region still figures prominently in the agency’s plans for improving the state’s overall transportation network.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rail conference to feature discussion about Potash project

HAMMOND | The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and the Crossroads Regional Chamber are hosting a rail conference April 19.

April 01, 2013 10:20 am

Chambers hosting rail conference in April

HAMMOND | The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and the Crossroads Regional Chamber are hosting a rail conference on April 19.

March 02, 2013 11:07 am
Gary is showing proof of new day for city

Gary is showing proof of new day for city

Gary/Chicago International Airport is spending about $26.5 million to rebuild a rail line from north of the airport to this sugar plant. It will also build a new rail connection and spur to the plant.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
Ray LaHood

Ray LaHood

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood holds a map of Northwest Indiana as he speaks to business leaders about high speed rail at a February 2011 rail summit at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am
Walking on railroad tracks dangerous, illegal

Walking on railroad tracks dangerous, illegal

A memorial remains on 133rd Avenue in Cedar Lake near the railroad crossing where Chloe Burks lost her life in May.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Airport Road overpass

Airport Road overpass

Workers from Superior Construction continue work on the Airport Road overpass last week that is part of the Gary/Chicago International Airport's $166 million expansion project. Railroads' insistence on an overpass and new rail regulations hiked the cost of the crossing project to $18.2 milli…

December 12, 2012 2:29 pm
Airport Road overpass

Airport Road overpass

Workers from Superior Construction continue work Monday on the Airport Road overpass that is part of the Gary/Chicago International Airport's $166 million expansion project. Railroads' insistence on an overpass and new rail regulations hiked the cost of the crossing project to $18.2 million …

December 12, 2012 2:29 pm
New rail line to sugar plant

New rail line to sugar plant

This rail line crossing Virginia Street will be replaced by a new spur and rehabilitated rail line that travels from north of Gary/Chicago Airport to the Indiana Sugars plant seen in the background. The airport will pay $26.5 million for the rail project as part of its $166 million expansion plan.

December 12, 2012 2:24 pm

Rail seminar to discuss proposed corridors through Gary

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana High Speed Rail Association will discuss three proposed Indiana high speed rail corridors that would stop in Gary on at its 13th annual Golden Spike Seminar on Oct. 6.

October 01, 2012 11:00 am

Key NWI rail project back in fast lane

Railroad and state officials have reached an agreement on a key project that was holding up progress on a Chicago-to-Detroit high-speed Amtrak rail route.

September 12, 2012 11:48 am

Amtrak to speed at 110 mph, but Porter Junction remains obstacle

Amtrak has received federal approval for trains on some routes in Michigan and northern Indiana to increase speeds to 110 mph, shaving more time off runs, the railroad and Michigan transportation officials announced Tuesday.

February 07, 2012 12:59 pm

Work starts to ease Chicago train congestion

CHICAGO | Work started Monday on a long-delayed project to ease train congestion at a vital intersection of tracks in Chicago -- a single point that has contributed inordinately to backups in the hub of the nation's 140,000-mile rail network.

October 10, 2011 7:45 pm

Lawmakers face critical state infrastructure needs

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, sees a bleak path ahead for Indiana's roads -- and rails, bridges and ports -- unless the General Assembly starts mapping a new route to ensure the viability of the state's infrastructure.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am

Norfolk Southern trains to increase Gary speeds

Norfolk Southern freight trains will be moving at higher speeds through 18 Gary rail crossings on the city's south side starting Monday.

August 10, 2011 11:00 am

Intermodal development given OK

LAPORTE | Construction of the extension of rail lines into Kingsbury Industrial Park for an intermodal facility could get under way next month.

June 22, 2011 3:30 pm

State schedules rail planning open houses

The Indiana Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the development of an updated Indiana State Rail Plan. INDOT will host three rail planning open houses in locations that generate the highest volume of freight and rail traffic in the state.

May 25, 2011 11:00 am

Study: South Shore Lowell expansion has more steam

CHESTERTON | NICTD trustees heard Friday the Monon/CSX corridor from Chicago to Lowell likely would capture the most ridership for any South Shore expansion.

March 25, 2011 5:15 pm

Milwaukee airport director talks trains

The director of General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee spoke about the rail station at his facility during Friday's lunch meeting for the Indiana High Speed Rail Association in Munster.

March 25, 2011 4:30 pm
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