Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Airport may carve up ex-terminal property

September 8, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Indianapolis International Airport managers say they haven’t given up hope that a single, mega-sized tenant could create an economic development boon at the site abandoned nearly four years ago when the midfield terminal opened. But the latest listing of redevelopment sites shows the former terminal complex being marketed in pieces.
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Republic aims for American's regional flights

September 6, 2012
Associated Press
Regional airline Republic Airways hopes to take advantage of American Airline's bankruptcy and pick up some flying on behalf of the carrier.
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Carbon Motors still part of plan to revive Connersville plant

September 5, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
The maker of high-tech police cars would occupy about a third of the plant if buyer of facility makes good on $4 million purchase offer.
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Ex-concrete plant to be razed for Greenwood nature area

August 31, 2012
Associated Press
A former concrete plant in Greenwood faces the wrecking ball to make room for a wider road. The city plans to raze the former Prairie Materials concrete plant so it can turn Worthsville Road into a major boulevard that can handle traffic from a planned Interstate 65 exit.
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Work begins on $2.6B Ohio River bridges project

August 30, 2012
Associated Press
Indiana and Kentucky officials applauded the ceremonial start Thursday of an early phase of a project to build two new Ohio River bridges, signaling that decades of talk soon will become one of the nation's largest active public works endeavors.
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FedEx Ground eyeing Zionsville for distribution center

August 30, 2012
 IBJ Staff
FedEx would bring a distribution complex to Zionsville under a tax increment financing deal hammered out with town redevelopment commission members on Wednesday.
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BP says dozens of local stations sold tainted gasoline

August 30, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
BP says the size of its gasoline recall is now more than twice as large than previously reported, with 4.7 million gallons distributed over the past week to about 200 gas stations as far as southwestern Ohio and southern Indiana.
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Isaac brings higher gas prices, south and north

August 29, 2012
Associated Press
As Hurricane Isaac swamps the nation's oil and gas hub along the Gulf Coast, it's delivering sharply higher pump prices to storm-battered residents of Louisiana and Mississippi — and also to unsuspecting drivers up north in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
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Anderson tests new pavement-recycling process

August 29, 2012
Associated Press
Anderson is the first city in Indiana to try a process that uses infrared technology to heat and melt existing asphalt, which is then broken up and removed, mixed with fresh oil and returned to the road surface.
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Toyota adding jobs this fall at Indiana factory

August 27, 2012
Associated Press
Toyota says it is hiring the first wave of new employees this fall for an expected 400-person addition to the work force at its southwestern Indiana factory.
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Harrison College trying to ramp-up logistics degree offeringRestricted Content

August 25, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Nearly a year after launching an associate degree with input from industry leaders trying to solve a logistics skills gap, Harrison College wants to offer logistics classes closer to where potential students work.
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City builds modern database to manage aging infrastructureRestricted Content

August 25, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Indianapolis will spend $2 million this year to create its first comprehensive, modern inventory of its streets and sidewalks.
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KAR Auction Services mum on leveraged buyout talk

August 24, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. isn’t commenting on a report by Reuters that it is talking with private equity firms about taking the company private for the third time in its 30-year history.
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CSX passing over Avon yard, investing elsewhereRestricted Content

August 18, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Central Indiana’s rail terminal to the world is CSX Transportation’s Avon yard, in Hendricks County. But don’t look for much in the way of rail shipments from here directly to the West Coast. The yard operates well below capacity. Meanwhile, CSX has been investing hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades to terminals in Ohio and farther east.
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Council approves 'Complete Streets' proposal

August 15, 2012
An ordinance that would require new and rebuilt streets in Indianapolis to be designed and constructed with multiple users in mind has been passed by the City-County Council.
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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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  1. Really, taking someone managing the regulation of Alcohol and making himthe President of an IVY Tech regional campus. Does he have an education background?

  2. Jan, great rant. Now how about you review the report and offer rebuttal of the memo. This might be more conducive to civil discourse than a wild rant with no supporting facts. Perhaps some links to support your assertions would be helpful

  3. I've lived in Indianapolis my whole and been to the track 3 times. Once for a Brickyard, once last year on a practice day for Indy 500, and once when I was a high school student to pick up trash for community service. In the past 11 years, I would say while the IMS is a great venue, there are some upgrades that would show that it's changing with the times, just like the city is. First, take out the bleachers and put in individual seats. Kentucky Motor Speedway has individual seats and they look cool. Fix up the restrooms. Add wi-fi. Like others have suggested, look at bringing in concerts leading up to events. Don't just stick with the country music genre. Pop music would work well too I believe. This will attract more young celebrities to the Indy 500 like the kind that go to the Kentucky Derby. Work with Indy Go to increase the frequency of the bus route to the track during high end events. That way people have other options than worrying about where to park and paying for parking. Then after all of this, look at getting night lights. I think the aforementioned strategies are more necessary than night racing at this point in time.

  4. Talking about congestion ANYWHERE in Indianapolis is absolutely laughable. Sure you may have to wait in 5 minutes of traffic to travel down BR avenue during *peak* times. But that is absolutely nothing compared to actual big cities. Indy is way too suburban to have actual congestion problems. So please, never bring up "congestion" as an excuse to avoid development in Indianapolis. If anything, we could use a little more.

  5. Oh wait. Never mind.

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