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West Lake Corridor

WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

Northwest Indiana is awash in bureaucracy. It threatens many projects vital to the region's future.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Train tracks are route to NWI's future

The plan to improve service on the South Shore's main line, as well as finally build the West Lake Corridor extension, is sound.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
Cities and towns pledge South Shore extension support

Cities and towns pledge South Shore extension support

Lake County municipalities are starting to ante up for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer, with four already setting aside their first annual payment for a combined total of $669,623.

March 16, 2014 6:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

Two events this week show Northwest Indiana isn't satisfied with the status quo. It's moving forward, and everyone should get on board with these two movements.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos


CHRIS WHITE: It's time to get on board for rail expansion

CHRIS WHITE: It's time to get on board for rail expansion

Since my arrival in Northwest Indiana six months ago, I've made it a point to get involved in a number of organizations and participated in scores of community meetings to get acquainted with my new home. I made a conscious decision not to write my first column until I felt I was familiar en…

February 16, 2014 9:41 am Photos


EDITORIAL: Keep South Shore project on track

Northwest Indiana's lawmakers are unanimous in their support of the South Shore Line extension to Dyer. Now they need to back up their words with action.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Get ball rolling to get trains rolling

For a state that prides itself on transportation innovation, Indiana is woefully behind when it comes to passenger rail service.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Metra success hard to ignore

Metra success hard to ignore

On one side of the border is a sprawling 488-mile commuter rail system with 11 separate tentacles connecting Chicago's Loop with some of the Midwest's most affluent communities.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos


EDITORIAL: OK Illiana for safety, congestion relief, jobs

As the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission considers the proposed Illiana Expressway on Thursday, remember they are planners. They must look to the future, not just what's needed now.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Lake must chip in for South Shore project

EDITORIAL: Lake must chip in for South Shore project

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is right to push for the South Shore extension. This train could, and should, be an even bigger economic engine than it already is.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Video

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Income tax could help fund regional needs

The most imaginative, the most commendable policymaking often begins with: "What if?"

November 03, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Legislators must get on board rail effort

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.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Extending South Shore is economic development

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky wants the South Shore expansion to be put on the fast track. So do we.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Set aside emotions in vote on tax

The Lake County Council is playing "beat the clock" in voting on the income tax Friday. In doing so, it must set aside emotions and vote based on what the county truly needs.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Grease the wheels of rail expansion

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.

April 25, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Expanding rail service requires local commitment

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District have just completed a series of informal meetings with the 14 public entities that helped fund the initial study to determine whether it's feasible to expand the South Shore commute…

July 10, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep South Shore expansion on track

The plan in Illinois to expand the Metra system with a rail spur from the Van Buren Street station in downtown Chicago to Balmoral Park racetrack in Crete doesn't mean South Shore expansion plans should be abandoned.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am
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