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John Parsons

World Cup crowds prompt South Shore, Metra booze bans

Fans planning to take the South Shore to Chicago Thursday for the viewing party in Grant Park for the USA vs. Germany World Cup soccer match will have to leave the alcohol at home.

June 26, 2014 6:54 am
Train car fire delays South Shore trains

Train car fire delays South Shore trains

CHICAGO | South Shore commuter trains were delayed for about an hour Friday night when a Norfolk Southern car caught on fire.

February 01, 2014 3:14 pm
Mich. woman fatally struck by South Shore train in The Pines

Mich. woman fatally struck by South Shore train in The Pines

THE PINES | A pedestrian was struck and killed by a South Shore commuter train in The Pines at the start of the morning rush Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 12:22 pm
New platform at South Shore's Dune Park station

New platform at South Shore's Dune Park station

John Parsons, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District assistant director, talks about the new $4.1 million Dune Park station high-level boarding platform. The east portion of the platform will open in August. It should make boarding trains easier and swifter for riders on the South…

July 29, 2013 1:05 pm

Bridge accident still causing headaches for South Shore passengers

MICHIGAN CITY | A South Shore commuter train was just minutes from a train bridge when the bridge sustained heavy damage when it was struck by a garbage truck Thursday.

June 22, 2013 12:00 am
Freight train derailment in Gary causes short halt of South Shore service

Freight train derailment in Gary causes short halt of South Shore service

GARY | South Shore train service resumed Saturday morning following a halt in operations overnight because of a freight train derailment in Gary.

March 30, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Westbound South Shore trains running late due to broken rail

A broken rail just west of Michigan Boulevard in Michigan City has westbound South Shore commuter trains running 10 to 15 minutes late this morning.

October 30, 2012 6:30 am

South Shore trains on time for a.m. commute following Sunday power outage

South Shore commuter trains were running on schedule Monday morning after damage to a substation Sunday caused significant delays and cancellations in Porter and LaPorte counties.

October 15, 2012 6:52 am
TRANSPORTATION: Recovery lifted freight, now commuter rail

TRANSPORTATION: Recovery lifted freight, now commuter rail

The recovery in national rail traffic is finally touching commuter railroads, most of which saw steep declines in ridership during the recession.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
John Parsons' thoughts on the economy

John Parsons' thoughts on the economy

John Parsons, marketing director for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, offers his thoughts and projections on the economy and the rail industry.

June 13, 2011 3:48 pm
Illinois rail line chugging ahead of NWI project?

Illinois rail line chugging ahead of NWI project?

SOUTH HOLLAND | Gov. Pat Quinn signed off Monday on a law to create a southeast suburban commuter train line from Chicago to Crete. Although a who's who of suburban leaders turned out for the signing, a spokesman for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District remained skeptical.

March 07, 2011 5:30 pm Photos

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