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South Shore Extension

Griffith cries foul, nixes revised South Shore extension contribution

GRIFFITH | Saying it was not what was agreed to, the Town Council on Tuesday rejected an agreement proposed by U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky to make annual contributions to the proposed South Shore rail extension.

September 16, 2014 9:30 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

Northwest Indiana is awash in bureaucracy. It threatens many projects vital to the region's future.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Cedar Lake postpones South Shore vote

CEDAR LAKE | The Town Council has postponed a vote on the South Shore extension financing until next month.

April 16, 2014 8:15 pm

Hammond council debates firefighters contract proposal

HAMMOND | Debate over firefighters' seniority days began in the Hammond City Council chambers Monday, but discussion was tabled for a future meeting.

April 14, 2014 10:15 pm

Lowell pledges funds for South Shore extension

LOWELL | In a 3-2 vote Monday, the Town Council committed a portion of its economic development income tax money to support extension of the South Shore commuter rail line.

April 14, 2014 10:00 pm

Hammond mayor hesitant to contribute funds toward South Shore extension

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. plans to propose a resolution to the City Council later this month that would help fund an environmental study on the impact of the South Shore extension but would hold off on providing funding to the extension.

April 02, 2014 8:15 pm

M'ville redevelopment panel to discuss South Shore funds

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Redevelopment Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway.

March 30, 2014 12:05 am
Proponents of southeast Metra line say project still on track

Proponents of southeast Metra line say project still on track

CRETE | Supporters of the proposed southeast Metra line linking Chicago with the south suburbs have taken notice of recent developments to extend the South Shore line to Dyer.

March 29, 2014 8:30 pm

Dyer commits 15% of income tax revenue to South Shore extension

DYER | The Town Council pledged its support Thursday for the South Shore extension.

March 27, 2014 8:47 pm

S'ville commits funding to South Shore

SCHERERVILLE | The Town Council has conditionally approved committing 34 percent of its economic development income tax proceeds annually to the South Shore commuter rail extension to Dyer.

March 26, 2014 10:00 pm

Griffith pledges cash for proposed South Shore extension

GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Tuesday pledged to contribute $20,000 a year toward the proposed South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 25, 2014 10:30 pm

Winfield grants conditional support to South Shore extension pledge

WINFIELD | The Town Council on Tuesday gave conditional approval to committing money to the South Shore Line extension.

March 25, 2014 10:00 pm

Feelings on South Shore extension mixed in Lowell

LOWELL | A few supporters of the proposed South Shore commuter rail line extension to Dyer turned out Monday at a meeting in Lowell.

March 17, 2014 9:45 pm

Visclosky to attend meeting on rail plan today in Lowell

LOWELL | The Town Council will meet in a work session with Sen. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, on Monday to discuss the proposed South Shore rail expansion.

March 16, 2014 6:30 pm

S'ville delays decision on South Shore rail funding

SCHERERVILLE | The Town Council said it needs more time before it makes a decision about contributing funds to the expansion of South Shore commuter rail.

March 15, 2014 5:30 pm
South Shore video contest winner

South Shore video contest winner

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, right, talks Monday with Valparaiso University student Catalina Roldan, who won The Times South Shore Video Contest. They joined more than 300 local community leaders and officials Monday night at the Avalon Manor for a call to action by The Emerging Leaders Network…

March 14, 2014 12:00 am

Emerging Leaders Network to rally for South Shore extension

HOBART | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky will be keynote speaker at a free forum Monday to promote the extension of the South Shore commuter railroad.

March 09, 2014 7:30 pm

Griffith reluctant to kick tax money to South Shore extension

GRIFFITH | The Town Council wants residents' input on whether it should kick nearly $400,000 toward South Shore Line expansion into Dyer.

March 05, 2014 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Help rail deliver long-term benefits

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.'s tunnel vision and lack of regional leadership were evident once again Friday when he persuaded a Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee to denounce Senate Bill 367. That's the legislation that would grease the wheels to expand South S…

March 04, 2014 12:00 am
Clear plan, budget needed for South Shore to advance at Statehouse

Clear plan, budget needed for South Shore to advance at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | No single person at the Statehouse is standing in the way of South Shore expansion, because outside the 21-member Northwest Indiana legislative delegation, few of the 129 other state senators and representatives have even heard of it.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos


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