Conexus Veep on Freight – So Soo Me

Executives plan to strengthen state’s logistics
By: Doug Ross –
Posted: April 2, 2010


“Northwest Indiana transportation issues typically focus on
moving people from one place to another. It would be wrong,
however, to neglect the other major transportation concern —
moving freight.

It also would be wrong to look just within the confines of
Northwest Indiana to spot potential trouble spots. One of them is
in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

David Holt, vice president of the Connexus Indiana
transportation think tank, highlighted the aging Soo Locks during
his visit to The Times on Thursday. Those locks are the gateway for
iron ore being transported to Northwest Indiana’s steel mills as
well as other freight sent to the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor,
which is located in Portage.”

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