Andrew Steele

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UPS Adds Indiana Airport to Cargo Network

A delivery van passes in front of a cargo jet parked on the tarmac at a UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 28. A delivery van passes in front of a cargo jet parked on the tarmac at a UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 28. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on May 13 approved a long-term lease and easement access agreement with UPS Inc. that will allow the company to begin express air shipment operations later this year.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
May 14, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

Proposed Chicago Bypass Freight Railroad Responds to Opponents in Filing

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Great Lakes Basin Transportation entered its response July 31 to opposition groups’ arguments that its application to build a 271-mile freight railroad from northwest Indiana to southeast Wisconsin should be rejected.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
August 1, 2017
Business

Norfolk Southern Passes on Proposed Chicago Bypass Rail

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Norfolk Southern railroad has reiterated to federal regulators that it will not use a railroad proposed by Great Lakes Basin Transportation as a bypass around Chicago's congestion.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
December 6, 2016
TCA

Proposed Chicago Bypass Freight Railroad Could Have Capacity for 110 Trains a Day

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A Great Lakes Basin Railroad forecast shows as many as 60 trains riding its rails daily through southern Lake and Porter counties in Indiana by its third year of operations, with that number declining to the low 50s and finally to 22 at the railroad's eastern terminus in LaPorte County.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
November 16, 2016
Government, Business, Logistics

Feds Want More Info on Proposed Great Lakes Basin Freight Railroad

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The federal Surface Transportation Board wants to know how many trains would run on the proposed Great Lakes Basin Railroad and also wants more details on its planned connection to the South Shore Freight Railroad.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
October 13, 2016
Business, Logistics

Controversial Proposal for $8 Billion Private Freight Rail to Bypass Congested Chicago

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CHICAGO — The managing partner of Great Lakes Basin Transportation was in familiar surroundings June 15 as he promoted his idea to build a freight railroad from the LaPorte area to southeast Wisconsin, circling Chicago to serve as a bypass around that congested city.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
June 20, 2016