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Regional Bus Authority

EDITORIAL: Bring bus service back to Hammond

Gary Public Transportation Corp. is to be commended for starting a new bus route in Hammond.

March 11, 2014 12:00 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

Region has failed on transportation, One Region exec says

SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana is no closer to consolidating transportation now than it was years ago.

December 14, 2012 6:00 pm

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

Valpo gets bus funding from nearly departed Regional Bus Authority

VALPARAISO | The Regional Bus Authority will cease to exist Dec. 31, but it still has money to give to local transit providers and Valparaiso will receive some of it.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Regional leadership needed for regional bus service

WILLIAM NANGLE: Regional leadership needed for regional bus service

Keep ‘em rollin’, rollin’ ...

November 04, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Public transportation is necessary part of society

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public transportation is necessary part of society

In 2000, the Regional Transportation Authority was formed to build an efficient transportation system for Lake County. With its location near Lake Michigan, the Gary airport, access to commuter trains and a bus system, Lake County should be an unparalleled transportation center.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Transportation, health merit renewed focus

Transportation and health are two sectors that merit immediate attention in Northwest Indiana. Both saw the quality of life decline, as reported in the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report released Tuesday by One Region.

October 10, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: End of funding isn't end of need

It is not difficult to characterize the Regional Bus Authority as an agency in its death throes. The agency's executive director, Tim Brown, is left without an ongoing service to direct because the agency ran out of money.

September 18, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Small successes add up for RBA

Much of the recent press about the Regional Bus Authority in the last few months has centered on the collapse of the Hammond-based services and the express bus to Chicago.

September 16, 2012 12:00 am

Defunct Regional Bus Agency still idling

CROWN POINT | The Regional Bus Authority is still driving controversy more than two months after it parked its last bus.

September 11, 2012 6:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: RBA reconsidering mission, goals, objectives

GUEST COMMENTARY: RBA reconsidering mission, goals, objectives

The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority is at a crossroads to determine the future mission, goals and objectives of the agency.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: RBA infighting is hurting its cause

The Regional Bus Authority was disbanded, then quickly reconstituted. The deck chairs were rearranged on a ship that has already sunk. Nothing else changed.

August 14, 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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Empty-handed after walking to food pantry

GUEST COMMENTARY: Empty-handed after walking to food pantry

The Regional Bus Authority closed all bus operations June 30. But what really happened, and who was really affected? Since the closure, we have received many phone calls, and the staff has talked to quite a few people, most in the first week after closure.

July 22, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: RDA hasn't run as fast as its creator hoped

DOUG ROSS: RDA hasn't run as fast as its creator hoped

State Rep. Chet Dobis dreamed up the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and served as its midwife during the legislative process in 2005. But what does the newly retired lawmaker think of the RDA's work since then?

July 17, 2012 7:30 pm

Hammond paratransit service gets 1-month reprieve

HAMMOND | A last-minute deal brokered by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will allow Triple A Express to continue serving the Regional Bus Authority’s complementary paratransit riders, at least through the month of July.

June 29, 2012 10:22 pm

Regional Bus Authority public meeting transcripts available

The Regional Bus Authority has posted the unedited transcript from its May 3 public meeting regarding termination of bus services.

June 27, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: RBA's Brown is blue, easygo riders are too

DOUG ROSS: RBA's Brown is blue, easygo riders are too

With the Regional Bus Authority running out of money Saturday, there is last-minute scurrying to try to maintain the agency's service. That it has reached this stage is shameful.

June 27, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: By any measure, our leaders are failing us

BRIAN HOWEY: By any measure, our leaders are failing us

We live in in perhaps the wealthiest and most influential country in the history of civilization.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
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