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Transportation Infrastructure

EDITORIAL: Indiana's crossroads creating cross drivers

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly said what a lot of us have been thinking for a long time. Nothing says state government is slighting this corner of Indiana quite like Cline Avenue.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana Chamber of Commerce discusses long-term vision

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Chamber of Commerce officials met with a Northwest Indiana business crowd Friday to tout progress made on a long-range economic development plan and to discuss next steps, including a legislative push to let employees factor smoking into hiring decisions and health ins…

December 06, 2013 3:33 pm

EDITORIAL: Transportation panel needs NWI presence

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.

October 14, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County's economic development challenges, opportunities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County's economic development challenges, opportunities

Last month, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and her Council of Economic Advisers released the “Partnering for Prosperity” report, which lays out a clear economic growth action agenda for Cook County.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
Steel: Forging a future

Steel: Forging a future

"We are competitive."

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

GUEST COMMENTARY: Accessible, comprehensive mass transit system needed

GUEST COMMENTARY: Accessible, comprehensive mass transit system needed

Northwest Indiana has been shaped and continues to be sustained by transportation.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Trust local officials to do what's right

Why would mayors around the state support mass transit legislation that only affects central Indiana residents?

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
"What is a reasonable expenditure for tax dollars?"

"What is a reasonable expenditure for tax dollars?"

Robert Comer, Hammond | "Bettering the roads and the school system. Beautification projects and tearing down old abandoned buildings."

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: We pick Gregg for Indiana governor

EDITORIAL: We pick Gregg for Indiana governor

For Northwest Indiana, the choice for governor this year should be easy.

November 02, 2012 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Keep Amtrak's funding on track

Even as the Midwest continues work on preparing a high-speed rail network, Amtrak is proposing to discontinue service between Chicago and Indianapolis because of federal penny-pinching.

October 01, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Make Toll Road-Borman interchange safer

The direct connection between the Indiana Toll Road and the Borman Expressway needs to be made safer but not eliminated.

September 13, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Governor must attract jobs that pay better

DOUG ROSS: Governor must attract jobs that pay better

Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence, both running for governor, both said to Northwest Indiana audiences Aug. 24 that the primary focus now should be on jobs. And each is right.

September 04, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Building bridges, but not in NWI

The Indiana Department of Transportation has offered $10 million in spare change to help replace an aging toll bridge over the Wabash River in New Harmony. So why is that news in Northwest Indiana? Because the bridge situation here is anything but harmonious.

July 10, 2012 12:00 am

SE Side road projects expected to last until 2020

CHICAGO | Residents of the neighborhoods on the city's Southeast Side had better get used to road construction and detours, because it is going to be a part of the area's character for the next several years.

September 29, 2011 12:00 am

Study panel: path to future or road to ruin?

I figure, if a meteor, you know, a small one, were expected to collide with Kokomo soon, destroying most of the state but not any of our neighbors, our state Legislature would respond with lightning speed to form a study committee to spend five years assessing the problem and trying to come …

March 26, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Deliberate speed toward high-speed rail

Indiana should follow U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's advice and get its act together on high-speed rail.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Capitalize on Illinois tax woes

Northwest Indiana should seize the major economic development opportunity created by the prospect of a massive tax increase in Illinois.

January 11, 2011 12:00 am
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