Now is a good time to contemplate the difficult job county governments and others face in maintaining and enhancing our transportation infrastructure here in Indiana and nationally.
I felt a brief surge of hope a few weeks ago about Congress. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating, and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. B…
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.
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…
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.
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.
"We are competitive."
Northwest Indiana has been shaped and continues to be sustained by transportation.
Why would mayors around the state support mass transit legislation that only affects central Indiana residents?
Robert Comer, Hammond | "Bettering the roads and the school system. Beautification projects and tearing down old abandoned buildings."
For Northwest Indiana, the choice for governor this year should be easy.
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.
The direct connection between the Indiana Toll Road and the Borman Expressway needs to be made safer but not eliminated.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Indiana should follow U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's advice and get its act together on high-speed rail.
Northwest Indiana should seize the major economic development opportunity created by the prospect of a massive tax increase in Illinois.
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