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Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. | A posthumous doctoral degree has been given to the family of an Indiana University student who was among those killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine.

6 hours ago
Toll Road firm asked if it's meeting debt obligation

Toll Road firm asked if it's meeting debt obligation

INDIANAPOLIS | The state agency that oversees the Indiana Toll Road has given the highway's debt-saddled private operator until late November to prove that it's meeting its debt obligations amid reports that the company is considering filing for bankruptcy and selling off its multi-billion-d…

9 hours ago
Tollway firm asked if it's meeting debt obligation

Tollway firm asked if it's meeting debt obligation

Vehicles pay tolls as they enter the Indiana Toll Road near Angola, Ind. The state agency that oversees the Indiana Toll Road has given the tollway's private operator until late November 2014 to show that it's meeting its obligations to lenders amid reports the company may sell its toll road…

September 17, 2014 3:53 pm

Ivy Tech students will get GPTC discount

Gary Public Transportation Corp. and Ivy Tech Community College Northwest have teamed up to offer a discount program on monthly passes for students taking classes at the community college.

September 17, 2014 9:45 am

Michigan to upgrade Detroit-Chicago Amtrak route

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Senate has cleared the way for the state to upgrade the speed and comfort of Amtrak services between Detroit and Chicago.

September 15, 2014 7:09 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

Twice last week the message of cooperation and compromise could be heard across the region.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

NIRPC to hold meetings on 2040 plan update

The public can comment on the update of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan at a series of meetings scheduled through the end of October. The first two meetings are scheduled next week in Westville and Michigan City.

September 10, 2014 12:10 pm
Flooding washes away parts of major Nevada freeway

Flooding washes away parts of major Nevada freeway

Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nev., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads. (AP Photo/John Locher)

September 09, 2014 2:53 pm
Transportation infrastructure needs investment

Transportation infrastructure needs investment

Our nation’s roads, highways and bridges are suffering from a lack of investments that are threatening our nation’s commerce and global economic competitiveness. The World Economic Forum recently ranked our nation 15th in its Global Competitiveness Report, plummeting from the No. 1 spot we h…

September 09, 2014 12:05 am

Why is there no connection between Valpo bus lines?

Why does the recent RLS report point out Valparaiso's V-line and Chicago Dash have no connection? With Valpo requesting transit-oriented “transit center” funding from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, one would think the two bus services connect together already. This is …

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

North Township dial-a-ride takes leap forward

People calling to schedule a trip on North Township's dial-a-ride bus service now have their calls answered 24 hours a day by live operators thanks to a new contract between the township and Prompt Ambulance.

September 02, 2014 12:00 pm

Shuttle bus crash injures 15, jams traffic into O'Hare airport

CHICAGO (AP) — A shuttle bus has struck a concrete barrier on a road at O'Hare International Airport, clogging traffic heading to one of the terminals at the start of the busy Labor Day travel period.

August 29, 2014 7:46 am Related
PODCAST: Political Roundtable (8/22/14)

PODCAST: Political Roundtable (8/22/14)

The Times' Doug Ross and Crista Zivanovic discuss local transportation issues and spending within the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and Porter County.

August 21, 2014 3:43 pm
Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

New maps of the proposed South Shore West Lake extension show five potential station sites along its 8-mile route, including an option for a Hammond gateway station deemed "essential" by Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

August 20, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Gary airport gets new manager

Former Detroit City Airport director Delbert Brown has been selected as airport manager for Gary/Chicago International Airport pending approval by the airport authority next week.

August 20, 2014 1:00 pm
Gas prices continue roller coaster ride

Gas prices continue roller coaster ride

The roller coaster ride continues with gas prices spiking once again this week in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan area, including Cook and Will counties.

August 16, 2014 12:25 pm
Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea

Pope has tough sell on materialism in South Korea

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up during a meeting with Asian youth at the Solmoe Sanctuary in Dangjin, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Pope Francis urged Catholic youth on Friday to renounce the materialism that afflicts much of Asian society today and reject "inhuman" economic systems tha…

August 15, 2014 10:19 am

Hobart to unveil new CNG-powered garbage truck

HOBART | Hobart officials and representatives from South Shore Clean Cities are set to unveil the region's first compressed natural gas-powered garbage truck Monday.

August 14, 2014 1:36 pm

NICTD wants more SS passengers to go electronic

South Shore train commuters who pay cash for tickets on board may feel the full brunt of the railroad's next fare increase, while those buying tickets electronically via ticket machine or mobile app would get discounts.

July 31, 2014 4:33 pm

Our future hinges on roads, infrastructure

While in Indiana this week for meetings with regional transportation leaders, it was easy to see all the road construction underway, including the work on Indiana 912 from Interstate 80/94 to U.S. 12 over Gary Avenue. This is to repair a bridge and improve pavement in the next few months.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am
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