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Public Opinions Heard on Proposed South Shore Double Track for Northwest Indiana


The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) held its second Open House Public Hearing at the Blue Chip Casino concerning the proposed Double Track Northwest Indiana project (DT-NWI) on Thursday evening. The event’s purpose was to open the project up to the public so that anyone in the community who has questions about the proposal could ask them.

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Winter Heating Bills Forecasted to Remain Flat Compared to 2016

rot2Each year, NIPSCO and other energy providers across the nation provide a forecast for home heating bills during the upcoming five-month winter heating season. Based on current market price projections for natural gas and assuming normal winter weather, NIPSCO natural gas customers can expect relatively flat bills compared to last year during the same time.

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Mark Harbin Enjoys Working With the City of Whiting and Seeing it Develop Over Time

City-of-Whiting-Mark-HarbinIn every city, there are dedicated employees working each day to provide the best experiences for their residents. The City of Whiting is lucky enough to have Mark Harbin, a dedicated public servant, who currently works as the Director of Special Events.

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Work Begins on Calumet Avenue Bridge Project

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are excited to announce the commencement of construction on the Calumet Avenue Bridge.

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South Shore Line Adds to Train Schedule and Increases Capacity for 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

SouthShoreNICTDFor both runners and observers, the South Shore Line invites you to leave your vehicle at one of our convenient stations in Indiana, and take the South Shore Line to Chicago for all Bank of America Chicago Marathon events for near door-to-door service.

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Schools, Organizations Receive Rain Barrels for Conservation, Education

Schools-Organizations-Receive-Rain-Barrels-for-Conservation-Education-2017_01Two schools and two organizations will be collecting rain water with the use of rain barrels thanks to a grant offered by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction.

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NIPSCO Offering Free Trees to Customers through Arbor Day Foundation Program

nipsco-arbor-dayUtility reminds customers to always call 811 before planting trees or any digging project

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is providing 375 free trees to customers through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting.

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Renovation Of Porter County Administration Center Plaza Begins

PlazaConstuctionPhotoLess than two weeks after the bid was awarded, renovation of the entry plaza at the Porter County Government Administration Center began yesterday as Gariup Construction positioned its equipment and fenced off the area.

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PNW Sinai Forum Brings MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to Discuss Topic of Political Unity, State of Media


Purdue University Northwest engaged the Region yet again with the first in the 2017 series of the Sinai Forum, featuring host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough.

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RDA Readies Federal Funding Bid

south-shore-line-double-track-nwoThe Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority today approved a resolution formalizing the RDA’s financial commitments to West Lake and Double Tracking bond issues. The Board also formally accepted reports from KPMG and Farr Associates which, along with the resolution, will be submitted to the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) tomorrow by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD).

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South Shore Line Files Rating Applications for West Lake Corridor and NWI-Double Track Projects


The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line, today announced that they have filed applications with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) seeking project ratings for both the West Lake Corridor and South Shore Line’s Double Track projects. This infrastructure investment package totals over $977 million and represents the single largest investment in commuter rail in the South Shore’s history. The investment will enhance safety, bring more convenient, frequent and reliable service, and quicker travel times to and from Chicago and equally important set the stage for major economic development around the stations.

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