U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $173 Million Grant Agreement for Double Track Northwest Indiana Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $173 million federal grant agreement with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) for the Double Track Northwest Indiana Project, which will improve transportation options in northwest Indiana, including residents traveling to downtown Chicago and South Bend International Airport.

The Double Track Northwest Indiana Project is a 26.6-mile second track on NICTD’s South Shore commuter rail line between Gary and Michigan City in Indiana. The total project cost is $491 million with $173 million in funding provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: January 8, 2021