South Shore Line
The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday for Organization Day, a one-day mostly ceremonial event ahead of the Jan. 7 start to daily meetings of the 2014 legislative session.
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.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has begun creation of of a blue ribbon panel to plan the next generation of Indiana's roads, rails, waterways and airports. That's our bread and butter in Northwest Indiana, so the panel needs representation from this slice of the state.
The view west from the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's Dune Park station. "Support expansion of the South Shore commuter rail lines" ranked fourth on the One Region list of priorities, with 10 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.
CHESTERTON | Much-needed infrastructure repairs and replacements along rail lines in Indiana and Illinois will cause some major service changes for South Shore riders in the next month.
When U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky spoke forcefully Wednesday of "recapitalization and expansion of the South Shore," the word "recapitalization" stood out for me.
It has been years since U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky began talking about extending South Shore service along the West Lake Corridor, but little has been accomplished. Visclosky is calling for action, and we're right beside him.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky wants the South Shore expansion to be put on the fast track. So do we.
As a young child, Greg Wiseman had the world in his view.
GARY | Federal agencies descended on Gary Tuesday for an economic development forum where local officials called for more collaboration to move the entire region forward.
CROWN POINT | A region Civil War history preservation and tourism initiative will soon be featured on an iconic South Shore Line poster.
Mitch Markovitz, far right, speaks with Civil War re-enactors Charlie Wheeler, center, of Crown Point, and Michael Miller, of the Lake County-based 20th Indiana Infantry re-enactment group, during a photo shoot Wednesday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point. Markovitz was taking pho…
Michael Miller, left, who portrays Crown Point's Civil War Col. John Wheeler for a Lake County-based re-enactment group, and Charlie Wheeler, the great-great-grandson of Col. Wheeler, pose behind a Civil War veteran headstone Wednesday at Historic Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point. Photos of t…
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is bringing state lottery director Karl Browning back to once again lead the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The federal government's concerns about how accessible the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission office is to people who rely on public transportation ought to be a reminder of the need to create the regional bus service the region needs.
INDIANAPOLIS | The company that administers the annual ISTEP+ standardized test in Hoosier schools will be asked to explain why its online system repeatedly crashed during the April-May student exam period.
Next time I ride the South Shore from my Hegewisch neighborhood to downtown Chicago, I will take a closer look at the Van Buren Street station.
I suspect state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, limped home from the Indiana General Assembly a bitter and beaten man.
The path to extension of commuter rail service to south Lake County has been stalled for years, but not derailed. The Indiana General Assembly's study of the issue this summer could finally grease the wheels of progress.
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