U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky emphatically supports the idea of extending the South Shore line to Dyer but overlooks a less expensive and environmentally sound alternative.
CHESTERTON | South Shore trains could be picking up riders in Lowell by the end of 2022 or beginning of 2033, according to officials working on a strategic business plan for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is right to push for the South Shore extension. This train could, and should, be an even bigger economic engine than it already is.
This is in response to Rep. Pete Visclosky wanting to bring the South Shore to Valparaiso.
Makes no sense to me for Indiana taxpayers to pay for the South Shore extension anywhere until a reciprocity tax agreement is reached with Illinois.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, called on state legislators Thursday to help find a solution to funding the South Shore extension, if not all the way to Lowell, then at least to Dyer.
The South Shore commuter railroad plans to open the east portion of its new high-level boarding platform at the Dune Park station by late August.
RailCats pitcher Ari Ronick keeps warmed up while waiting out a rain delay Friday at U.S. Steel Yard.
RailCats second baseman Chase Tucker signs an autograph for a fan while waiting for rain to pass Friday at U.S. Steel Yard.
Alain Quijano delivers for the RailCats during Thursday's game against the Kansas City T-Bones.
RailCats catcher Ryan Babineau collides with Kansas City catcher Steve Yoo during Thursday's game.
The RailCats' Adam Klein, top, and Mike Massaro take leads off the bag against the Kansas City T-Bones on Thursday.
The RailCats catcher Ryan Babineau, right, tries to score but runs into Kansas City catcher Steve Yoo for the third out of the inning during Thursday's game.
MICHIGAN CITY | South Shore train service between Michigan City and South Bend is expected to resume Monday, officials said.
EAST CHICAGO | Two local men were arrested Tuesday night after causing a drunken scene on a South Shore commuter train, police said.
The path to extension of commuter rail service to south Lake County has been stalled for years, but not derailed. The Indiana General Assembly's study of the issue this summer could finally grease the wheels of progress.
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District board of trustees hopes a new strategic business plan will benefit House Bill 1450, legislation the General Assembly will look at during summer session on how the NICTD is governed.
South Shore Line conductor Randy Jackson of Chesterton ensures all passengers are on board an eastbound train during a stop at the McCormick Place NICTD/Metra station last March.
CHESTERTON | Ridership on the South Shore commuter railroad fell 1 percent in 2012, impacted by slow job growth in Chicago's Loop as well as a slow holiday shopping season, according to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District.
A nearly unanimous Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District board on Friday blasted a bill that would increase Lake County's representation on the board from its current two members to five.
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