Rail News: Passenger Rail
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) yesterday received approval from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to enter the final engineering phase of the the South Shore Line’s double-track project in northwest Indiana as part of the FTA’s Capital Investment Grant program.
NICTD’s double-track project calls for installation of a second mainline track on 26 miles of the South Shore Line from Gary to Michigan City. The project also includes station improvements, parking expansion, construction of nine new platforms and closure of 21 grade crossings.
The project is expected to more than double existing South Shore Line ridership and reduce travel times for all riders traveling east of Gary, NICTD officials said in a press release.
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