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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

Hobart officials use public input to shape long-term plan

HOBART | The city is reviewing information provided by residents as Hobart officials continue developing potential projects for the city’s 10-year comprehensive plan.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

A top congressional aide told the closing session of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium Wednesday that the steel industry, educational institutions and environmental cleanups are all laying the foundation for Northwest Indiana's growth.

July 23, 2014 3:24 pm Photos

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White House initiative swoops into Gary

White House initiative swoops into Gary

GARY | The local kickoff of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative in Gary took place at the Genesis Convention Center on Tuesday, with its initial speaker telling more than 200 community leaders that opportunity and talent are the keys to success.

July 22, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Moline provides blueprint for NWI transportation

Moline provides blueprint for NWI transportation

The Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium closed its Tuesday session by learning how Moline, Ill., has solved many of the mass transit problems that have bedeviled Northwest Indiana.

July 21, 2014 3:12 pm Photos

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Valpo eyes funding for major downtown transit development

The Northwest Indiana RDA on Thursday accepted for consideration a transit-oriented development plan for downtown Valparaiso that city officials believe will set a standard for Northwest Indiana.

July 17, 2014 8:02 pm
Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

Smoke rises up at a crash site of a passenger plane, near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014. A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village i…

July 17, 2014 4:52 pm
Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 with tail number 9M-MRD _ the same aircraft that was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border on Thursday, July 17, 2014 _ takes off from Los Angeles International Airport. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down Thursd…

July 17, 2014 2:50 pm

Bus will run to Lake County Fair

For the second year in a row, bus agencies have teamed up with Everybody Counts and other community groups to offer rides to the Lake County Fair.

July 16, 2014 7:00 pm

Everybody Counts files complaint about bus services

With federal court oversight of Lake County bus agencies ending just two months ago, a disability-rights agency claims it has spotted evidence Porter County agencies are not providing rides as required by law.

July 16, 2014 5:27 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency fired the first shot in the war on carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 84 percent of Indiana’s electrical generation comes from coal-fired power plants. The new EPA rules will require Indiana to reduce our use …

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
Laborers union calls for infrastructure repairs

Laborers union calls for infrastructure repairs

MUNSTER | A concrete chunk from a bridge was crushing a school bus in Munster on Friday, but no one was hurt.

July 11, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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Major traffic woes ahead for U.S. 30

PORTAGE | Major traffic tie-ups along U.S. 30 on both sides of the state line are expected to occur later this month.

July 08, 2014 5:40 pm
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