West Lake Corridor
Northwest Indiana is awash in bureaucracy. It threatens many projects vital to the region'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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
For a state that prides itself on transportation innovation, Indiana is woefully behind when it comes to passenger rail service.
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.
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.
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.
The most imaginative, the most commendable policymaking often begins with: "What if?"
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.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky wants the South Shore expansion to be put on the fast track. So do we.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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