Amtrak route expansion

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Today:  Steve Coxhead, the president of the Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance, is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about Amtrak's "2021 Corridor Vision" statement and the Alliance's long-range plan for improving rail transportation in the state.  "One Sight" global vision nonprofit president and executive director K-T Overbey talks about the importance of National Eye Exam and Childrens' Vision Health month of August.  "One Sight" has a clinic in Gary.  And Tim Brown, the executive director of Lake County Community Economic Development Department, tells us about the funds available to help renters avoid eviction and (for some landlords) property foreclosure, and of the local partner agencies helping the county get the funds out to those who need it. Lake County received $13 million in federal funds for covering rent, utilities and internet service.

Indiana Public Media

Today:   Steve Coxhead of the Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about Amtrak's plans to expand its nationwide routes with $80 billion from President Biden's infrastructure plan.  IPB News reporter Mitch Legan has a feature on diversity and the lack of it in the General Assembly and state politics in general.  Valparaiso University music professor Jeffrey Brown talks about this week's virtual Jazz Fest and VU civil engineering professor Jay Grossman talks about his continuing research into traffic signal detection systems this year that will come with an INDOT grant. The research will study if the  new technologies are as safe and efficient as current ones.