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A local Website, Magazine & Weekly Newsletter covering Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties’ Entertainment News Including Things to Do, Concerts, Festivals, Craft Beer Shows, Wine Tastings, Fundraisers, Theatre, Dining, Art Galleries, Community Theatres, local Attractions, Indiana Dunes, and the popular “Calendar of Events.” The website also has one of the best “Local Links” pages!

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Governor Eric Holcomb

Governor Eric Holcomb

Today I announced nearly $173 million in federal funding that will allow construction to begin on the expansion of the South Shore rail line to a double track, a decades-long priority for the region.

The $491 million project, which is a key piece of my Next Level Agenda, will speed passenger rail service between Gary and Michigan City as well as make critical safety improvements at grade crossings and platform improvements at five stations.

By improving commuter rail through the region, the project is a game changer for northwest Indiana and the entire state. Combined with our recent announcement on the West Lake Corridor project, double tracking the South Shore line will connect Hoosiers, attract talent and business, and increase quality of life in our great Indiana communities.

Today, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) signed the Full Funding Grant Agreement. This agreement finalizes the full federal funding for the project through the FTA’s Capital Investment Grant (CIG).

Indiana’s Congressional delegation, members of the Indiana General Assembly, the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, local elected leaders, and I worked with NICTD to provide funding and leadership for the project. The state has committed nearly $200 million and locals have partnered to commit nearly $120 million.

The Double Track Northwest Indiana Project, which spans over 26 miles from Gary to Michigan City includes installation of a second mainline track, improvements at five stations, expansion of parking lots for over 1,300 new parking spaces, and nine new platforms.

Significant safety improvements will be made in Michigan City, where the rail will be separated from the roadway and 21 at-grade crossings will be closed. The project is expected to more than double existing South Shore Line ridership and reduce travel times for all riders travelling east of Gary.

The Double Track Northwest Indiana Project is a unique partnership with the Federal Transit Administration, Michigan City and LaPorte County, South Bend and St. Joseph County, Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) and the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA), who are serving as funding partners.

The SS Double Track funding agreement closely follows a federal funding agreement for the West Lake Corridor project. Combined, the Double Track Northwest Indiana and West Lake Corridor Projects are projected to attract approximately $2.3 billion in private investment to northwest Indiana, and result in over 6,000 new jobs and $3 billion in economic impact by 2048.


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A local Entertainment News Website, Magazine & Weekly Newletter covering Lake, Porter and Laporte Counties. Our Specialty Web pages Cover Concerts, Festivals, Theatre, Dining, Art Galleries, Parks & Recreation, Performing Arts, Fundraisers, Attractions, Indiana Dunes, and the popular “Calendar of Events.” The website also has one of the best “Local Links” page which directs one to Each City Calendar, Park’s Departments, Festivals, Concert, Theatre, Farmer's Markets, and specific Categories such as Antiques, Gardening, Baseball, Rummage Sales, Kid Friendly, and much more.

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