South Shore headlines possible NIRPC 2040 projectsIt is good to see NICTD still keeping this project alive.
The $1.2 billion extension of the South Shore commuter rail line has been submitted for inclusion in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's long-range 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's plan for extending the South Shore to Lowell and Valparaiso is by far the largest of more than 50 projects submitted for inclusion in the 2040 plan.
"We want to maintain placeholders for both projects because 2040 is a long time away," NICTD planning and marketing director John Parsons said Tuesday. "It will keep both projects alive."
NIRPC's Transportation Policy Committee plans to vote on which projects to include in the 2040 plan at its next meeting in April, said Gary Evers, NIRPC transportation projects manager.
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