Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

U.S. 31 project leaves many living in uncertainty

August 13, 2012
Associated Press
The new U.S. 31 highway project is designed to make travel faster and safer between South Bend and Indianapolis, but many aren't happy with the property-acquisition process.
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Indianapolis airport power contract up for bidRestricted Content

August 11, 2012
Proposals from firms seeking to manage and operate Indianapolis International Airport’s central energy plant must be received by 2 p.m. Sept. 5.
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INDOT: I-69's first 65 miles may open in November

August 9, 2012
Associated Press
The first 65 miles of Indiana's Interstate 69 extension from Evansville to Indianapolis are expected to open to traffic in November once contractors finish up the project's first leg, state highway officials said.
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Airport auction to draw out bargain-huntersRestricted Content

August 4, 2012
At the Indianapolis Airport Authority's summer auction, one could buy pretty much everything except the runways and terminal.
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Refinery problems, spill drive up Great Lakes gas

August 3, 2012
Associated Press
Several Great Lakes states have seen prices surge about 40 cents per gallon in the last week. That follows a pipeline rupture and shutdown in Wisconsin and equipment problems at refineries in Indiana and Illinois.
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Frontier turnaround stokes Republic profits

August 1, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis airline company earned $20 million in the second quarter after losing $14.9 million in the same quarter a year earlier.
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Celadon reports big jump in earnings on higher revenue

July 30, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis-based trucking firm on Monday said earnings rose 63 percent, to $9 million, in the fiscal fourth quarter. Quarterly revenue rose 4 percent, to $157.5 million.
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BrightPoint merger talks driven by 'deal certainty'Restricted Content

July 28, 2012
Greg Andrews
When BrightPoint officials saw conditions in the cell phone distribution business take a turn for the worse, they were quick to cash out while the going was still good.
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Mega-warehouse technology subject of Aug. 1 expoRestricted Content

July 28, 2012
The Indy Warehouse Automation Expo will showcase new generation of scanners, cameras and radio frequency ID technology.
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Environmental groups lose in bid to stop I-69

July 25, 2012
Associated Press
A federal judge has ruled against opponents of the $3 billion Interstate 69 extension between Indianapolis and Evansville who claimed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated federal law.
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City decides on half block for transit hubRestricted Content

July 21, 2012
Cory Schouten
The Mayor’s Office and local mass transit leaders have reached consensus on a site for a $30 million downtown transit center. The preferred location is a city-owned surface parking lot along Washington Street between the City-County Building and Marion County Jail.
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IU researchers question economics of diesel hybridsRestricted Content

July 21, 2012
Fuel savings and environmental benefits might not be worth the higher cost of such vehicles.
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Airport authority names new executive director

July 20, 2012
Robert Duncan has held the position on an interim basis since March, when his predecessor, John Clark, abruptly stepped down. Duncan previously served as the authority's general counsel and chief operating officer.
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Wholesale prices for used vehicles decelerate in June

July 19, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Wholesale used vehicle prices fell 3.6 percent, to $9,893 on average, in June compared with the same month of 2011, according to data compiled by Tom Kontos, an executive at Carmel-based wholesale auction chain Adesa Inc.
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Former ATA campus set to find new use as classroom

July 16, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Ivy Tech Community College will begin offering accounting, business, criminal justice and information technology classes at the former airline campus on the northern edge of Indianapolis International Airport.
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'Michigan left' promises learning curve, less congestion

July 14, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Drivers wanting to turn left at an intersection under reconstruction in Fishers will first have to turn right.
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Honda West negotiating to open Fishers dealershipRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
It's not clear if the car dealer would leave its long-time home on West 38th Street.
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Businesses move, close for U.S. 31 transformationRestricted Content

July 14, 2012
Chris O'Malley
The 13-mile, $600 million upgrade of U.S. 31 that carves through some of Hamilton County’s fastest-growing suburbs is a temporary inconvenience to motorists, but for some business owners it’s a life—or livelihood—altering event.
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BrightPoint settles two suits against rival Brightstar

July 13, 2012
Scott Olson
Both lawsuits involved former BrightPoint executives hired by Brightstar who had access to the local firm’s innermost workings and strategies. The suits, filed in Marion Superior Court, were dismissed Wednesday.
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BrightPoint's $840M sale ends wild ride for CEO LaikinRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
Greg Andrews
Bob Laikin started BrightPoint in 1989, when cellular phones were clunky and brick-like and were mostly for the wealthy.
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Drought deals blow to ethanol industryRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Indiana’s 13 plants distilling the automotive fuel ethanol could soon be sputtering as drought dries up the supply and boosts the price of corn, their main ingredient.
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Manufacturers help schools fill training voidRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
Dan Human
Manufacturers—bedeviled by an underskilled labor force—seek highly trained graduates. Career centers—struggling with funding cuts—seek support from companies so classes can keep operating.
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Moody's upgrades outlook for Indianapolis Airport AuthorityRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
New agreements with airlines, presence of FedEx contribute to improving financial picture.
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Tensions rise between pilots, management at Republic AirwaysRestricted Content

July 7, 2012
The two sides are trying to replace a labor contract that became amendable in 2007.
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South Street to close near downtown CityWay project

July 3, 2012
A portion of the busy downtown street will close through the summer beginning July 9, and lane restrictions will be in effect on Delaware Street as part of a road-improvement project near the CityWay mixed-use development.
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  3. In the first sentance "As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss are build quality & price." need a way to edit

  4. As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss is build quality & price. First none of these places is worth $1100 for a one bedroom. Downtown Carmel or Keystone at the Crossing in Indy. It doesn't matter. All require you to get in your car to get just about anywhere you need to go. I'm in one of the Carmel apartments now where after just 2.5 short years one of the kitchen cabinet doors is crooked and lawn and property maintenance seems to be lacking my old Indianapolis apartment which cost $300 less. This is one of the new star apartments. As they keep building throughout the area "deals" will start popping up creating shoppers. If your property is falling apart after year 3 what will it look like after year 5 or 10??? Why would one stay here if they could move to a new Broad Ripple in 2 to 3 years or another part of the Far Northside?? The complexes aren't going to let the "poor" move in without local permission so that's not that problem, but it the occupancy rate drops suddenly because the "Young" people moved back to Indy then look out.

  5. Why are you so concerned about Ace hardware? I don't understand why anyone goes there! Every time ive gone in the past, they don't have what I need and I end up going to the big box stores. I understand the service aspect and that they try to be helpful but if they are going to survive I think they might need to carry more specialty parts.

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