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Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Lakeshore chamber presents South Shore Line discussion

Sherri Ziller
Sherri Ziller
Mike Noland
Mike Noland

The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce will host leaders from the Regional Development Authority and the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District to discuss current projects on the South Shore Line.

Sherri Zimmer, president and CEO of the RDA, and Michael Noland, president and CEO of the NICTD, will be on had for the presentation May 31 at Dynasty Banquet Hall in Hammond. The West Lake Corridor and double-track projects will be on the agenda, according to a press release.

In 2020, a $354.6 million state grant was acquired by the NICTD to go toward the West Lake Corridor project, which is estimated to cost $852 million. The double-track project from Gary to Michigan City earned a $27.5 million Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan to help with a portion of the $649 million 26.6-mile project.

The presentation also will include information about the seven Transit Development Districts developed around a station area. The State Budget Committee approved the economic development districts last year. The TDDs will focus on the following initiatives: adaptive reuse, preserve, strengthen, infill and redevelop.

Registration starts at 11 a.m., with networking and lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation at noon. Cost is $35. Learn more here.


  • Heather Pfundstein

    Heather Pfundstein is the managing editor of Northwest Indiana Business Magazine and She is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience in Northwest Indiana and northern Illinois newsrooms. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University. She has been part of the magazine's team since 2018.

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