The advantages of the expansion of the South Shore railway are numerous. Job creation in its construction, elimination of cars and their pollution, access to better paying jobs in the Chicago market, raised property values, are just a few of the benefits.
The cost to expand may seem initially high, but it's time for all the communities of Northwest Indiana to come together to do what is best and right for us all.
As a Munster resident, I didn't initially appreciate the idea of paying the bulk of the cost to create our Centennial Park on Calumet Avenue as it is used not only by Munster residents but likewise all of Northwest Indiana and Southeast communities of Illinois. In the end, giving recreation and joy to everyone is a bigger plus than to be selfish and narrow-minded.
Let's all come together with the South Shore expansion. It's best.
- Giovanni Savaglio, Munster