...damned if i know.
the USDOT has made its final ruling on indiana's new time zone barrier. as always, masson's blog is the place to go for DST analysis. doug also has a thorough roundup of news outlets and blogs discussing the decision. not many people seem to be very happy about it. and oh yeah, i stole doug's map, too.
DOT is relocating the time zone boundary in Indiana to move Starke, Pulaski, Knox, Daviess, Martin, Pike, Dubois, and Perry Counties from the Eastern Time Zone to the Central Time Zone. DOT is not changing the time zone boundary to move St. Joseph, Marshall, Fulton, Benton, White, Carroll, Cass, Vermillion, Sullivan, and Lawrence Counties from the Eastern Time Zone to the Central Time Zone.
here is a review of the story (pre-decision) that i wrote in october; you can look at the old "proposed" map there and compare it to this new "final" version (or if you'd rather, doug has a review here). and here is a follow-up about the massive technical difficulties involved in moving the time zone line.¶