Visclosky to tell chamber about South Shore expansion

2014-03-17T12:29:00Z 2014-03-17T17:57:15Z Visclosky to tell chamber about South Shore expansionTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 17, 2014 12:29 pm  • 

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, will tell the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce about the benefits of expanding the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer at its noon luncheon Wednesday at Ameristar Casino in East Chicago.

Local communities are taking a close look at lending their support to the project.

It is forecast 5,600 riders per day would board on the eight-mile segment from Dyer to Hammond for the commute to Chicago. That would result in  $147 million per year in wages earned in Chicago being brought back to Northwest Indiana.

The noon luncheon will be preceded by a half hour of networking. For reservations, call the Lakeshore Chamber office at (219) 931-1000.

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