Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Mass-transit bill amended, ready for House vote

February 21, 2013
 The Statehouse File
A bill to let voters authorize higher taxes in central Indiana to pay for an expanded mass-transit system is ready for a full vote in the House after an amendment restricted who would be affected by it.
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Man says Republic denied him interview because of tattoos

February 21, 2013
A state commission found a Florida man can proceed with a civil rights complaint against the Indianapolis-based airline after it allegedly refused to consider him for a flight attendant's job because of the tattoos on his forearms.
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American, US Airways to merge, create world's biggest carrier

February 14, 2013
Associated Press
The $11 billion deal could well result in the elimination of some overlapping routes the carriers operate out of Indianapolis International Airport. Together, the two airlines have a combined market share of nearly 24 percent in Indianapolis.
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Mass-transit measure passes key House hurdle

February 13, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
The House Ways and Means Committee cleared the bill, which would allow voters to decide whether to add 0.3 percent to local income tax rates to pay for a proposed central Indiana mass-transit system.
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I-69 leg gobbling up state's road fundingRestricted Content

February 9, 2013
Chris O'Malley
As legislators brace for a $250 million annual transportation spending gap down the road, the Indiana Department of Transportation has designated more than one-third of its entire federal highway aid this year toward building 27 miles of Interstate 69 between Crane and Bloomington.
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Local freeway congestion not getting worse, study finds

February 8, 2013
Chris O'Malley
An Indianapolis commuter spent an average of 41 hours in freeway delays during rush hour in 2011, the same as in 2010, according to a study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
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Judge OKs sale of Indiana's oldest ethanol plant

February 6, 2013
Associated Press
A joint venture bought the New Energy Corp. plant at auction last week for $2.5 million. New Energy had hoped the auction would cover the company's $54 million in debt. A large portion of that debt is owed to the U.S. Department of Energy, which guaranteed the original loans.
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Postal Service plans to eliminate Saturday delivery

February 6, 2013
Associated Press
The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says.
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BioTown still dependent on grid eight years later

February 3, 2013
Associated Press
Eight years after being nicknamed Biotown USA, the town of Reynolds is as dependent on the energy grid as it ever was, and is likely to become more so.
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Shuttle to Hamilton County job sites is tweakedRestricted Content

February 2, 2013
A reverse-commute shuttle that helps Indianapolis residents get to jobs in Carmel and Fishers is being expanded.
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Renamed Carmel financing firm planning big growth

February 1, 2013
Dealer Services Corp. in Carmel has begun operating as NextGear Capital after being acquired by Atlanta-based Manheim Inc. NextGear plans to relocate in the next month and double its employment, to 450, in the next year.
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House panel backs mass-transit funding referendum

January 30, 2013
A legislative committee on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would let local voters decide whether to fund a $1.3 billion mass transit system in the Indianapolis area.
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Panel reviews limits on specialty license plates

January 30, 2013
Associated Press
The Indiana House Transportation Committee is considering new limits on specialty license plates for drivers one year after the effort was derailed by controversy over plates for a gay youth group.
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IPL to install charging stations for Indianapolis fleet

January 28, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
Indianapolis Power & Light Co. will install 26 vehicle-charging stations at three city locations to assist with Mayor Greg Ballard's goal of converting the city fleet to gas alternatives by 2025.
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Airport neighbors team up on 'AeroVision'Restricted Content

January 26, 2013
Chris O'Malley
Mayor Greg Ballard is expected on Jan. 30 to lay out plans for a cross-county economic development area anchored by Indianapolis International Airport that promises to quell political divisions and clear the way for investment.
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Airport refreshing art offeringsRestricted Content

January 26, 2013
 IBJ Staff
A new feature is being added to the controversial LED screen installed more than a year ago, and the concourses will get new non-video art.
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Top senators eye state's sales tax for road needs

January 24, 2013
Associated Press
Indiana lawmakers looking to plug a hole in state transportation spending are considering diverting the state's sales tax on gasoline to transportation.
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U.S. Postal Service hiring 400 workers in Indiana

January 24, 2013
Associated Press
The U.S. Postal Service says it's hiring 400 new employees across Indiana, including in Indianapolis, but job-seekers have to apply online by Sunday night.
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Celadon reports higher quarterly profit, revenue

January 24, 2013
The Indianapolis-based trucking company said profit increased to $7.4 million in the fourth quarter due to higher freight revenue and lower operating expenses.
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Republic to fly for American, buy up to $4B in aircraft

January 24, 2013
Associated Press
American Airlines has signed a 12-year agreement for Republic Airways Holdings Inc. to operate 76-seat regional jets. It also agreed to purchase up to 94 new aircraft from Brazilian plane maker Embraer.
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New Celadon CEO sharpening managementRestricted Content

January 19, 2013
Chris O'Malley
New Celadon Group CEO Paul Will wants to increase productivity at the trucking firm, not just through more sophisticated customer-relationship and tracking software, but also by improving the acumen of the company’s nearly 4,000 employees.
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Indianapolis airport boardings hit 10-year low

January 18, 2013
Chris O'Malley
Amid rising ticket prices, passenger boardings fell by 2.2 percent last year, to 3.68 million. That's a low not seen since 2003, according to airport records.
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Celadon receives incentives for $5.2M driving training center

January 16, 2013
The Indianapolis-based trucking carrier plans to build a $5.25 million driver-training center and add 182 jobs as part of its latest expansion at its east-side corporate campus.
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Railroad company expanding Indianapolis terminal

January 16, 2013
Indiana Rail Road Co. will construct an intermodel terminal to give Indiana companies an all-rail option for products moving to and from Asia in containers.
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Mass transit group kicking off promotional campaign

January 10, 2013
Indy Connect, the local initiative supporting a $1.3 billion expansion of the transit system, plans to begin an advertising campaign for the proposal on Friday.
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