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Rail projects rolling at Gary airport

More railroad projects are underway at Gary/Chicago International Airport to clear the way for the main runway expansion, with the key one still on schedule for completion by November.

September 22, 2014 1:52 pm
FRA Chief Szabo touts Grow America at Rail Summit

FRA Chief Szabo touts Grow America at Rail Summit

Federal Rail Administrator Joseph Szabo on Friday issued a call for the formation of Regional Rail Development Authorities under the Grow America Act, pointing to Chicago's CREATE program as the perfect example of why they are needed.

June 06, 2014 4:15 pm Photos


Federal rail chief outlines oil train safety strategy

Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo said Friday his agency is promoting more pro-active safety programs for oil trains to prevent any incidents in the United States like the disaster in Lac-Megantic, Canada, that killed 47 people last July 6.

June 06, 2014 12:00 pm
RDA commits financial backing for South Shore extension

RDA commits financial backing for South Shore extension

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority on Friday voted 7-0 to provide $8 million per year for building an extension of the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer.

February 09, 2014 10:30 pm Photos


TRANSPORTATION: South Shore ends year strong

South Shore ridership declined slightly in 2013, but increases in peak ridership in each of the three last months of the year have the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District hopeful for a better 2014.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Traffic volume, noise increase since rail lines switch hands, residents claim

DYER | Train traffic has doubled and the noise level has increased since Canadian National Railway bought the former EJ&E line in 2009, several hundred Dyer residents say.

November 16, 2013 10:00 pm

Freight rail proposal piggybacks on Illiana Expressway

A visionary rail plan piggybacking on the Illiana Expressway is gaining widespread notice but so far attracting little support from railroads.

November 10, 2013 8:27 am Related


Pence taps 'blue ribbon' panel to set state infrastructure goals

INDIANAPOLIS | Fulfilling a campaign promise, Gov. Mike Pence created a "blue ribbon" panel Thursday to plan the next generation of Indiana's roads, rails, waterways and airports.

October 10, 2013 2:30 pm
Griffith festival rocks for rail fans

Griffith festival rocks for rail fans

August 30, 2013 6:57 pm Photos


Illinois lawmakers seek study for future east-west passenger rail development

SPRINGFIELD | Lawmakers are signaling for more statewide passenger train service by showing support for the potential creation of an east-west rail corridor.

May 23, 2013 10:27 pm
Railroad fans get on track in Homewood

Railroad fans get on track in Homewood

May 19, 2013 7:10 pm Photos


Potash warehouse could be online in late 2014

Potash warehouse could be online in late 2014

The building of Potash Corp.'s new transfer facility in Hammond has been delayed, but the Canadian company remains firmly committed to the project, having spent $12 million at the site already, a top Potash Corp. executive said Friday.

April 19, 2013 5:00 pm Photos



Senate sends several region-sponsored proposals to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate passed several House-approved legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers Tuesday that are now headed to Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto. They include:

March 12, 2013 3:50 pm

Norfolk Southern crossings statewide will get safety upgrade

In a rail crossing improvement program targeting mainly rural communities, Norfolk Southern railroad and the Indiana Department of Transportation are teaming up to improve 550 rail crossings across the state.

February 15, 2013 5:45 pm

Canadian National merges local railroads

Canadian National Railway has completed a merger of its EJ&E Railway into its Wisconsin Central subsidiary, in a move the company said will have no impact on extensive improvements it pledged when it acquired the EJ&E in 2009.

December 31, 2012 2:15 pm
Conductors give police insight into how trains crashed

Conductors give police insight into how trains crashed

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | A westbound locomotive was traveling 58 mph Friday afternoon when it turned a bend on the CSX tracks near County Road 500 East and County Road 600 North and crashed into the wreckage of two other trains.

January 09, 2012 5:00 pm Photos


Pullman resident's collection recalls the days when neighborhood meant railroad cars

CHICAGO | Alfonso Quiroz worked for 24 years at the old Pullman-Standard Co. plant that built railroad cars used nationwide. When the company folded, he was among employees who were supposed to help dispose of the company's tidbits.

October 08, 2011 6:30 pm

Calumet Ave. story triggers memories of former rail lines

On behalf of other rail fans like me, this is a small correction to the very interesting article on the Calumet overpass.

August 01, 2011 12:00 am

Gov. Daniels signs 26 new laws this week

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels signed 26 bills into law this week, bringing his total to 57 bills signed this year without a veto.

April 22, 2011 3:45 pm

House OKs erasing outdated statutes Dobis panel revealed

INDIANAPOLIS | Superseded railroad regulations and a dozen little-used state boards and commissions could be coming off the Indiana law books, thanks to an effort by state Rep. Chet Dobis, D-Merrillville.

March 30, 2011 6:30 pm
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