22 May 2020

DOUBLE TRACK NORTHWEST INDIANA JUNE PUBLIC MEETINGS SHIFT TO ONLINE FORMAT


South Shore News

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line railroad, has three public sessions scheduled for June 9, 10 and 11 focused on station and parking designs for its Double Track Northwest Indiana (DT-NWI) Project. The meetings will be held online rather than in person due to COVID-19.

“The Double Track Northwest Indiana Project is progressing on schedule, and the NICTD team looks forward to sharing the latest information with the public,” said Michael Noland, NICTD President.

“The purpose of these workshops is to provide a general project update, and also share with the community how engineering plans have progressed at the 60% design stage,” said Nicole Barker, DT- NWI Project Manager.

The online format will allow people to view the latest station and parking plans and hear project engineers, architects, and other experts answer questions. Questions can either be submitted in advance or during the online meetings by emailing them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Each session will involve the same general project update, and each session will emphasize a certain geography. The focus areas are as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Gary including Miller Station

  • Wednesday, June 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Michigan City including 11th Street Station

  • Thursday, June 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Portage/Ogden Dunes Station, Dune Park

    Station, Beverly Shores Station

    NICTD – NORTHERN INDIANA COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 33 East U.S. Highway 12, Chesterton, Indiana 46304
    T (219) 926-5744 / F (219) 929-4438

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Information about how to connect to the online meeting can be found at: https://www.doubletrack- nwi.com/next-steps/public-open-houses. The format will be a GoToMeeting, but will also include a call- in number for those who prefer to simply listen by phone.

The current estimated construction start date is mid-2021 with completion in mid-2023. For additional information regarding this project, we invite you to visit the project website at http://www.doubletrack- nwi.com.