Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Rail line being revived between Indiana cities

October 2, 2012
Associated Press
The $5.5 million rail line project will return tracks between Kokomo and Tipton into service.
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Short-line railroad shakeup coming around the bendRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Four railroads in region being purchased by Connecticut-based operator as part of $2 billion deal.
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Indiana Rail Road revives downtown truck terminalRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
Chris O'Malley
The Indiana Rail Road Co. has reactivated a closed rail yard through a partnership with a Canadian logistics company, which serves about a dozen of INRD’s customers at the yard.
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Local pilot turns aerobatics into satisfying 'jobby'Restricted Content

September 29, 2012
Ellen Kobe
Billy Werth's passion for flying has landed him two jobs that pay the bills--as commercial pilot with Chautauqua Airlines and a major in the Air Force Reserves at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Peru. His third job is just for fun. Since 2006, Werth has owned an acrobatic flying company called Grayout Aerosports.
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Vincennes logistics program gets box of money from federal governmentRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
 IBJ Staff
$2.9 million grant will be used to bulk up logistics training and education center in Plainfield.
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Women's retailer plans $37M expansion, 242 jobs

September 27, 2012
New York-based Ascena Retail Group, whose female clothing brands include Justice, Lane Bryant, Maurices and Dressbarn, plans to transform its 794,000-square-foot warehouse in Greencastle into an e-commerce distribution hub.
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Paving signals progress as I-69 creeps north

September 25, 2012
Associated Press
Paving on both northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 69 from Evansville to the U.S. 231 interchange in southern Greene County is nearly completed.
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Tutwiler auto dealership closes after 48 years

September 25, 2012
Scott Olson
Tutwiler Automotive had long been known as Tutwiler Cadillac before changing its name two years ago when its General Motors franchise agreement expired. The dealership closed Saturday.
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Locally based Synovia merging to create new company

September 24, 2012
Synovia and Everyday Solutions Inc. in Massachusetts are combining to form Synovia Solutions, which will be based in Indianapolis. Both companies provide GPS-driven products to help manage school transportation services.
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State decides not to open Kokomo bypass early

September 24, 2012
Associated Press
State highway officials had considered opening a four-mile stretch of a U.S. 31 bypass around Kokomo this fall, but now they say motorists won't be able to drive on the road until next year.
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New Denison CEO puts parking firm on growth tearRestricted Content

September 22, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Perry Griffith, the scion of the Griffith family’s Denison Parking empire, is handing the CEO reins to the executive who helped him expand the Indianapolis company to 10 other states in as many years.
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Group seeks to halt spending on Ohio River bridges

September 21, 2012
Associated Press
A group that opposes two new planned Ohio River bridges is asking a judge to force Indiana and Kentucky to halt spending on the $2.6 billion project.
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Gregg seeks $500M for transportation investment

September 20, 2012
Associated Press
Gubernatorial candidates are outlining their plans to enlist more corporate help for transportation needs as Indiana faces a new drop in road funds.
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Lawmaker wants review of specialty plate proceeds

September 16, 2012
Associated Press
More oversight of Indiana's specialty license plates is needed to ensure that the groups who benefit spend the money appropriately, according to the chairman of a legislative panel reviewing the plates.
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Rising gas prices put a crimp in Americans' spending

September 16, 2012
Associated Press
The Federal Reserve this week took steps to boost economic growth. But those stimulus measures are also pushing oil prices up. If gas prices follow, consumers will have less money to spend elsewhere.
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Feds to fund bus between Indianapolis, Plainfield businessesRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
The three-year service will take riders to Amazon, BrightPoint, Ryder and other big west-side employers.
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Greenwood shoots for upscale I-65 interchangeRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Greenwood’s leaders plan to be discriminating about what can be built near a new Interstate 65 interchange at Worthsville Road, slated for construction in 2014.
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NW Indiana's clogged railroads to get $71M upgrade

September 13, 2012
Associated Press
Northwestern Indiana's congested railroad corridors will see some upgrades with $71 million in federal money to help speed the flow of passenger and freight trains and perhaps help progress on a Chicago-to-Detroit high-speed Amtrak rail route.
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Airlines try to cut out middle man with more discounts

September 12, 2012
Associated Press
Air carriers are offering more deals to passengers who book flights directly on their websites. Frontier Airlines, owned by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc., is the latest carrier to jump into the fight.
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Judge denies airport's objection to competing parking lot

September 11, 2012
 IBJ Staff
A Marion County judge has denied a legal challenge by the Indianapolis Airport Authority that would prevent a Cincinnati-based developer from opening a competing parking lot near the airport.
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Commuter subsidies often go unnoticedRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Mason King
In a dark little corner of the tax code known as Section 132(f), the IRS lets employers provide tax-free benefits—typically, payroll deductions and/or subsidies—to employees for commuting costs. That includes vans, buses, bikes, trains, and even parking. And both parties can save, since they’re not getting dinged for their respective taxes on the amount of the benefit.
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Republic asks FAA for more capacity on Washington, D.C., flightsRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The airline has asked to use a bigger plane on the route and expand service between Washington and Columbus, Ohio.
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Airport touts generating more than $56M in tax revenueRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Property tax isn't part of the equation, which irritates some Decatur Township residents.
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Old concrete plant to be razed for road, nature areaRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Project will serve new Interstate 65 exit, serve as gateway to Greenwood.
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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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