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The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) operates the South Shore Line train with service from Millennium Station in Chicago to the South Bend International Airport in South Bend, IN. NICTD is governed by a Board of Trustees representing the four Indiana counties served by the South Shore Line. The Board welcomes your comments at any time.

In accordance with NICTD’s responsibilities under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and pursuant to 49 CFR 21.9 (d), it is NICTD’s goal to ensure that no one is denied participation in, or denied the benefits of, or is otherwise discriminated against in the provision of public transportation by commuter rail because of race, color, or national origin. NICTD is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 49 CFR 21.9 (d). Any information regarding NICTD’s Title VI policy/procedure can be requested from NICTD’s Office of Civil Rights Compliance.

NICTD has established a Title VI complaint procedure for anyone who believes he or she has been discriminated in violation of this policy.  Complaints related to Title VI can be filed with NICTD’s Office of Civil Rights Compliance, 503 N. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360, or by calling 219-926-5744.  To request these documents in alternative formats please contact NICTD at the previous number.

Título VI
De acuerdo con la responsibilidades de NICTD bajo el Tíulo VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, de conformidad con 49 CFR 21.9(d), es el objetive de NICTD de asegurar que a nadie se le niegue la participación en o se le denieguen los beneficios de la disposición de transporte público por tren de cercanías debido a raza, color u origen nacional.  NICTD cumple con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y 49 CFR 21.9(d).  Cualquier información sobre la política/procedimiento del Título VI del NICTD se puede solicitar a la oficina de Derechos Civiles y Cumplimiento de NICTD.

NICTD ha establecido un procedimiento que cumple con el Título VI para cualquier persona que crea que ha sido discriminado en violación de esta política.  Las quejas relacionadas con el Título VI pueden presentarse en la oficina de los Derechos Civiles y Cumplimiento de NICTD, 503 N. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360, o llamar 219-926-5744. Para solicitar estos documentos en formatos alternativos, comuníquese con el NICTD al número anterior.

Appendix 3 Title VI Complaint and Investigation Procedures
Appendix 4 Title VI Complaint Form

Anexo 3 Reclamos y Procedimientos de Investigación conforme al Título VI
Anexo 4 Formulario de Reclamo conforme al Título VI

NICTD has also established procedures regarding complaints associated our compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  To request these cosuments in alternative formats please contact NICTD at 219-926-5744:

NICTD ADA Complaint Procedures

NICTD ADA Complaint Form

Accessibility Statement

American Public Records Act (APRA) - Request For Public Records

Request Form

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NICTD Chairman

Mr. Michael Smith
Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 755
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Mr. Jerome Prince
Mayor of Gary
401 Broadway #203 
Gary, IN 46402


Mr. Jeff Good 
Board of County Commissioners  
155 Indiana Ave.
Valparaiso, IN 46383


Mr. Jim Arnold 
LaPorte Community School Board of Trustees 
5698 W. Johnson Rd. 
LaPorte, IN 46350 

St. Joseph COUNTY, IN

Mr. Andrew Kostielney
Board of County Commissioners
227 West Jefferson Blvd., Rm 722
South Bend, IN 46601-1871

Board Meetings & Minutes

Board meetings are generally held at NICTD’s Administrative Office, 33 East U.S. Highway 12, Chesterton, Indiana. Standing dates and times may change. For a tentative schedule of meeting dates for this calendar year, please see below or contact NICTD at 219-926-5744.

2022 Meetings scheduled for:

January 31, 2022
March 28, 2022
May 23, 2022
July 25, 2022
August 1, 2022
September 26, 2022
November 28, 2022

2021 Meetings scheduled for:

January 25, 2021
March 29, 2021
May 4, 2021
May 10, 2021
May 24, 2021
June 29, 2021
July 26, 2021
August 11, 2021
September 27,2021
November 22, 2021

2020 Meetings scheduled for:

January 27, 2020
March 30, 2020 - cancelled
April 22, 2020
May 18, 2020
July 20, 2020
September 28, 2020
November 2, 2020

November 19, 2020
November 23, 2020
November 30, 2020

2019 Meetings:

January 25, 2019
February 27,2019
March 22, 2019
May 31, 2019 - cancelled
June 24, 2019
August 5, 2019
September 30, 2019
December 2, 2019

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CARF)

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