Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Quest to improve corridors continues in LebanonRestricted Content

December 15, 2008
The corridors leading into downtown Lebanon are a step closer to becoming more attractive.
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Diesel dip in price not fueling trucking recoveryRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
Scott Olson
Hampered much of the year by high fuel prices, trucking companies still may be in for a long haul before they're back on the road to recovery.
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DINING: Airport's Patachou and Tchopstick outlets provide excellent fare

December 8, 2008
Lou Harry
Two popular Indy restaurants don't disappoint diners at their new airport location.
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Southwest swoops in to benefit from ATA Airlines' bankruptcyRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Chris O'Malley
Southwest is striking a deal to acquire ATA's valuable landing slots at LaGuardia and most of the dying airlines' remaining assets for $7.5 million.
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New IRL ethanol deal with Brazil angers U.S. corn growersRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Anthony Schoettle
The Indy Racing League suddenly finds itself at odds with Midwestern farmers over a decision to make a Brazilian consortium its ethanol supplier starting next year.
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Study examines regional commuter rail types and their expenseRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Chris O'Malley
The Metropolitan Development Commission has given city planners the green light to seek an expedited study that would provide a clearer picture of what a comprehensive regional transit system could look like and how much it would cost.
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Transit isn't just an expense; it's an investmentRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
The Metropolitan Development Commission gave Indianapolis area transportation planners the green light Nov. 12 to do an expedited study that would show locations, cost and potential ridership for mass transit routes region-wide.
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Auto industry requires unparalleled effortRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Morton Marcus
While America's auto industry is being transformed to become efficient and environmentally conscious, put laid off auto employees to work educating students.
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Eastside trail work to beginRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Work is to begin this month on a 1.2-mile segment of the Pennsy Trail between Arlington Avenue and Shortridge Road.
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Indy Park Ride & Fly offers amenities to biz travelersRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Hendricks County approved the zoning for a $9 million, 2,312-space parking lot for the Indianapolis International Airport earlier this year. Indy Park & Ride offers extra services to travelers.
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Dreyer & Reinbold adds Maserati luxury lineRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Chris O'Malley
In the midst of one of the worst financial markets in decades, Dennis Reinbold has launched Maserati of Indianapolis at his Dreyer & Reinbold BMW Infiniti-Mini complex on the north side.
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Brainard defends Keystone projectRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Carmel Mayor James Brainard is trying to convince his city to pay up to $52 million more than the original amount allocated for a roundabout interchange project designed to ease congestion on Keystone Avenue.
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Langham lands airport dealRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
An arm of locally based Langham Logistics has won a 40-month, $3.28 million contract to provide logistics services at the new Indianapolis International Airport terminal.
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Let's use old terminal for distribution hubRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Brian Williams
The city should organize a public-private partnership to create a multi-modal distribution community at the site of the former Indianapolis Airport terminal.
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Baker and Daniels creates logistics practice with 20 plus attorneysRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Indianapolis law firm Baker & Daniels LLP has formed an advanced manufacturing and logistics practice to be headed by partner James S. Birge.
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Airport terminal to rent out space, keep many employees in old facilityRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Chris O'Malley
The new, $1.1 billion terminal at Indianapolis International Airport likely won't house as many airport employees as the existing facility. Instead, portions of the terminal are being set aside for their revenue-generating potential.
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Indianapolis Airport opening good news for local PR, hospitality firmsRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Chris O'Malley
In the last two months, the Indianapolis Airport Authority board has approved spending at least $850,000 toward grand-opening parties for the new airport terminal and events in the form of contracts with caterers, event planners and public relations firms.
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Heritage CEO to chair transportation associationRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Charles F. Potts, the CEO of Indianapolis-based Heritage Construction, will serve as 2009 chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
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Hawker Beechcraft Corp. at work on $14 million expansion of its airport terminal facilityRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Hawker Beechcraft Corp. has begun work on a $14 million expansion of its terminal and aircraft service facility at Indianapolis International Airport.
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Leaders analyze Denver's commuter transitRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Chris O'Malley
 Sixty Indianapolis-area business and civic leaders visited Denver Oct. 19-21 as part of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce 2008 Leadership Exchange and paid close attention to public transportation, especially commuter trains.
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New rail route connects Hendricks to West Coast: Line should bolster county's distribution industryRestricted Content

October 27, 2008
Sam Stall
A new rail route launched last month between Los Angeles and CSX's Avon rail yard could give a further boost to Hendricks County's booming warehousing-and-distribution industry. The county already hosts some 29 million square feet of warehouse space. However, it lacked a direct connection to the teeming Port of Long Beach in Los Angeles, a major gateway for U.S./ Asian trade. Anyone in the Hendricks County area wishing to send or receive goods from that port by rail had to...
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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS: What Halloween can teach us about economicsRestricted Content

October 27, 2008
Mike Hicks
The week of Halloween at the Hicks household is also the week we learn about taxes. It is a natural combination-they are both kind of scary and involve giving up something you've worked for to someone else. Having three kids of different ages and interests is especially instructive. My fourth-grader is all about the experience of trick or treating with friends. She is likely to savor every minute chatting, holding hands and skipping along. She is not trying to maximize...
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Flat passenger counts not seen as threat to paying debt on midfield terminalRestricted Content

October 27, 2008
Chris O\'malley

The big debt payments on the $1.1 billion midfield terminal at Indianapolis International Airport start coming due in January--just as a recession hits and the battered airline industry cuts capacity. Despite the likely prospect of fewer passengers than projected in the next year or two, airport managers say they don't anticipate problems shouldering the roughly $40 million a year in debt burden over the next 30 years for the new facility.


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Ousted mayor guides local up-and-comers: Peterson named moderator for prestigious groupRestricted Content

October 27, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
Voters decided last Election Day that they'd had enough of Bart Peterson, but the former mayor is in demand with academics, a think tank, and now the city's premier leadership network. Peterson is moderator of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, which introduces "emerging leaders" to Indianapolis and its problems. "It's something I never went through as a class member. I've always envied those who did," Peterson said of the series, which accepts just 25 applicants each year. "It's...
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ECONOMIC ANALYSIS: We shouldn't let market mayhem obscure progressRestricted Content

October 20, 2008
Mike Hicks
Amid all this joyless market watching, this much is clear: The financial markets and the economy are going to get worse before they get better. But market watching is never a healthy sport, especially since it tends to make us lose track of the real economy at times like these. Over the past couple of weeks, the real economy has shown a bit of resilience. And here in Indiana, really great news has been lost in the wake of the...
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