Collectively, we could accomplish much more
Northwest Indiana commuter rail is being pursued to improve linkage to the Chicago central business district – not Valparaiso to Hammond.
The Illiana Expressway promotes improved truck movements into Illinois and the burgeoning intermodal markets in-place and under development, while easing congestion on I-80.
Believe it or not, a south suburban airport adjacent to Northwest Indiana would link area businesses and development opportunities on both sides of the border.
The prospects of a short-line freight rail operation connecting the major (class 1) railroads promises improved freight movements, safety and a vibrant transportation-based bi-state economy.
An optimum lake front initiative works only if a bi-state program has real opportunity to succeed.
A reconstituted Indiana tollway depends as much on Illinois-based traffic origin/destination-wise… Please click here to read Michael Scholefield’s editorial in the Times.