Hamilton Circuit Court Judge David Najjar found that attorneys for Fishers spent more than 230 hours defending the city against Save the Nickel Plate in a case he called “frivolous.”
A group that advocates for train passengers wants the Senate to reject the nomination of a former Indiana congressman for Amtrak's board of directors.
Amtrak on Monday issued an official notice that it plans to suspend operation of the Hoosier State line, which provides Indianapolis-to-Chicago service, starting July 1. The state hasn’t included funding for the line in its next budget.
Supporters are fighting for continued public funding of the Indianapolis-to-Chicago rail service—even as they acknowledge the route’s travel times and ridership levels need improvement.
One of the bills would restrict changes that could be made to the Interstate 65/Interstate 70 inner loop around downtown. Another would remove the ban on light-rail projects in Indianapolis.
The Federal Surface Transportation Board has ruled in favor of a plan by Fishers and Noblesville to convert the Nickel Plate Railroad into a recreational trail, removing the last big legal hurdle faced by the project.
As Fishers charges ahead with converting the Nickel Plate Railroad into a pedestrian pathway, the trail through Noblesville doesn’t seem to be gaining that same traction.
Norfolk Southern Railway Co. challenged the statute after receiving 23 citations in Allen County from December 2014 to December 2015.
A not-for-profit group is taking legal action against Fishers, Noblesville and Hamilton County, saying officials violated public-access laws when making decisions regarding the future of the Nickel Plate Railroad corridor.
Ohio-based U.S. Rail Holdings has asked the Federal Surface Transportation Board to force the line’s owners to sell the railroad line.
The Indiana Transportation Museum has requested a judge grant a temporary restraining order to give it more time to move out of Forest Park in Noblesville and prevent the city from seizing its equipment and trains.
The Hoosier Heritage Port Authority and Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad Inc. have approved a 15-year operating agreement, making way for the new Nickel Plate Express tourism rail line to begin offering rides this year.
Lawmakers are reconsidering the ban with hopes of landing Amazon’s second North American headquarters.
A proposal to reverse the ban that has precluded Marion County and surrounding suburbs from building or acquiring a light-rail mass-transit project passed an Indiana House committee Wednesday.
The Noblesville-based Indiana Transportation Museum recently lost a court battle that would have allowed it to revive the annual Polar Bear Express from Fishers to Indianapolis. But the museum has found a new route for the holiday excursion.
Norfolk Southern operates freight trains in more than 20 states in the southern and eastern United States and in more than 50 counties in Indiana.
The Noblesville-based museum filed the complaint in July against the Port Authority, the city of Fishers and the city of Noblesville, accusing them of unjustly interfering in the museum’s operations.
Attorneys have started talking to landowners along the Nickel Plate Railroad corridor about their property rights.
Officials from Fishers and Noblesville, which share ownership of the 37-mile railroad corridor with Hamilton County, voted Monday morning to select the only bidder that plans to use just the northern part of the track. Hamilton County officials abstained from the vote.
The CSX Transportation and Louisville & Indiana Railroads will begin increasing the frequency, length and speed of trains between Seymour and Indianapolis as soon as Aug. 21.