South Shore Expansion
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has jumped off the South Shore just as the train was leaving the station.
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EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council will consider contributing 5 percent of the city's county economic development income tax revenues, with a cap of $125,000 a year, to expand the South Shore commuter train.
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago officials are preparing to discuss whether the city will contribute money to expand the South Shore commuter rail line.
It was in the early 1980s that Indiana State University did a study about Lake County merging all towns and cities into a unigov form of government.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is on the verge of doing what no other politician has ever done – unite Lake County.
The Northwest Indiana Forum continues to support the South Shore commuter rail service in its current structure as well as the present recommendations to consider expansion.
The ball is rolling on local funding for the South Shore extension to Dyer. So far, nearly half of Lake County's municipalities have made a financial commitment, as has Lake County government, through their new County Economic Development Income Tax revenues.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.
Cities and towns across the country are investing in their future and expanding their rail networks because they see the economic value in transportation. The reality is that if Northwest Indiana does not come together, federal and state money will go to cities and towns ready to invest in t…
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in building local support and funding to expand the South Shore Line to Dyer.
INDIANAPOLIS | The clock is ticking toward a midnight Thursday deadline for Gov. Mike Pence to act on some three dozen remaining proposals approved this month by the Indiana General Assembly.
The sign in the locker room said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
There are two sides to every story. We have been inundated with articles from proponents for the extension of the South Shore commuter rail line to Dyer.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence likely will ink up his veto stamp next week, but isn't yet saying which proposals approved by the General Assembly he might reject.
LAKE STATION | Lake Station is expected to become the latest Lake County community to provide financial backing for the South Shore extension to Dyer.
Tonight, the Griffith Town Council will make a major decision – whether to contribute to regional economic development by designating a portion of the town's County Economic Development Income Tax proceeds to aid in expanding the South Shore Line to Dyer. We encourage council members to vote yes.
It could have been worse. Much worse.
INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.
INDIANAPOLIS | A key piece in the puzzle of how to pay for expansion of the South Shore Line to Dyer fell into place late Thursday night.
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