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Lt. Gov. invites Hoosiers along on a statewide road trip

By Kayla Walker  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The lieutenant governor is packing for a road trip with the goal of showcasing Indiana’s best destinations and hopes you will join. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch along with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development will hit the road next week. They’re inviting Hoosiers along on this first-ever Road Rally […]

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Legislator’s trip abroad inspires security observations

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A few blocks from the place in Berlin where Rep. David Ober and his sister spent part of their Christmas holiday, a terrorist had rammed a truck into a scenic market killing and injuring dozens. But when Ober, R-Albion, visited the market just days after the attack, there were […]

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Most highway construction to stop for Labor Day travel

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of Hoosiers are preparing to hit the road for the three-day holiday weekend and the Indiana Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to plan extra time for their trips. Most highway construction projects will stop during Labor Day weekend to help with traffic. INDOT has asked its contractors to pull […]

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Beware of “free” trips and other security advice for summer travel

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­ ­— Summer is finally here, which means flights are being booked and destinations are being decided on for family trips. In order to plan a safe and stress-free vacation, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s Office released tips to make sure fraud and criminal activity do not make the trip with you. […]

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Business-class train service now making trips to Chicago

Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new business-class train service that provides daily round trips between Indianapolis and Chicago is up and running. “As far back as anyone can remember there’s only been coach service on the train,” Will Wingfield, Indiana Department of Transportation spokesperson, said. “We brought in a private contractor, Iowa Pacific, to […]

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AAA predicts Labor Day to be the busiest holiday on the roads since 2008

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – AAA Indiana is predicting Labor Day weekend to be the busiest holiday on the roads since 2008 and state police are on patrol. The company expects 35.5 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more from their home this weekend. AAA attributes the increased traffic to lower gas prices. Indiana […]

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Pence promotes RV industry in China

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence spent his second day in China promoting Indiana’s recreational vehicle industry. More than 80% of RVs imported to China last year were made in Indiana. “Northern Indiana is the epicenter of the RV industry,” Pence said in a statement on Tuesday. “That becomes apparent when you travel […]

Commentary: Travel and some rules for the road

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Commentary: Travel and some rules for the road

By John Guy TheStatehouseFile.com Want to escape the politics of Indiana? Here are basic rules. First, decide whether you are a tourist or a traveler. Considered simplistically, tourists see sites, travelers meet people. Next, plan according to this formula. For a trip of one week or less, double the time. One week or more, half […]

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Tourism industry is one of state’s biggest

By Jacie Shoaf TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Tourism and travel is the state’s sixth largest industry, not including government, according to a new economic impact report released Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. The industry maintains nearly 140,000 jobs and contributes $10 billion in revenue to Indiana businesses, the […]

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State wants your vote on best of Indiana travel, fun

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers can now vote to decide the best signature fall food, fall family-fun destination and college football game day tradition in Indiana. The voting, which is run by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann’s office, is open now to the public at VisitIndianaFall.com. Members of […]

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