Regional Bus Authority
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.
Gary Public Transportation Corp. is to be commended for starting a new bus route in Hammond.
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.
SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana is no closer to consolidating transportation now than it was years ago.
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.
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.
Keep ‘em rollin’, rollin’ ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | The Regional Bus Authority is still driving controversy more than two months after it parked its last bus.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority is at a crossroads to determine the future mission, goals and objectives of the agency.
The Regional Bus Authority was disbanded, then quickly reconstituted. The deck chairs were rearranged on a ship that has already sunk. Nothing else changed.
Yep. William Shakespeare asked that question about 500 years ago, admittedly in a different context.
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.
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?
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.
The Regional Bus Authority has posted the unedited transcript from its May 3 public meeting regarding termination of bus services.
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.
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