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IU Northwest to host forum on public transportation in Northwest Indiana Oct. 30

Gary mayor among panelists scheduled to discuss transportation strategies

Tuesday Oct 09, 2012


The Indiana University Northwest Office of Diversity Programming invites the campus and community to attend “Shattering the Silences,” a public forum held twice a year on campus to address topics, issues and concerns relative to diversity and inclusion. 

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, located in Savannah Center, the topic for discussion will be public transportation in Northwest Indiana.

A panel of distinguished guests including Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will enlighten the audience on the history of public transportation in this area, current resources, and plans for the future. Additional panel members will consist of an IU Northwest student, representatives from the Regional Bus Authority, the Regional Transportation Authority, and a local advocacy group for the disabled, Everybody Counts.

The panel will be moderated by Keith Kirkpatrick of Leadership Northwest Indiana and Lakeshore Television.

Following the forum, panelists will take questions from the audience, and light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public all are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact James Wallace at (219) 980-6601 or jamewall@iun.edu. 

For information about parking at IU Northwest, including a new practice for issuing temporary visitors’ permits, please visit http://www.iun.edu/parking/.

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