In June 2012, the Government Printing Office issued an invitation for bids to print English and Spanish-language versions of a pamphlet called “Medicare and You,” commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services. Colonial Press International was one of nine companies that bid. But although regulations normally require that the Government grant the contract to the lowest bidder—which was Colonial—here the Government granted the contract to another printing company, Fry Communications, citing concerns about Colonial’s reliability.
Between 1880 and 1882, the Indiana Southwestern Railway company acquired rights-of-way across privately owned land for use as railroad lines. In 2010, the successor-in-interest railroad company decided that it no longer needed the railroad lines and submitted a notice of exemption to abandon the lines to the town of Poseyville, Indiana and on May 23, 2011, the Surface Transportation Board issued a Notice of Interim Trail Use or Abandonment to the railroad company. The Indiana Trails Funds, Inc. filed a request for interim use of the railroad lines as a recreational trail under the National Trails System Act. However, the railway company and the recreational trails fund never finalized an agreement, and the Notice of Interim Trail Use expired on its own terms.