Indiana Gov. Holcomb announces South Shore double track project can begin

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Friday, January 8, 2021
South Shore double track project to begin: IN Gov. Holcomb
The South Shore double track project will begin with the help of federal funding, Indiana Gov. Holcomb said.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced construction can begin on the South Shore Double Track project with the use of federal funds.

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A total of $173 million has been put toward expanding the rail line into a double track.

The $491 million project, a key piece of Gov. Holcomb's Next Level Agenda, will speed passenger rail service between Gary and Michigan City. It will also make critical safety improvements at grade crossings and platform improvements at five stations.

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The governor called the Double Track Northwest Indiana Project a game changer for the state.