DOT Provides Funding for Indiana Train Line

$27.5 million has been approved to update the connection from Michigan City to Chicago.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) approved a $27.5 million loan for the state of Indiana to rehabilitate 26 miles of its South Shore Line. Indiana has called this effort the Double Track Project and has allocated $649 million to lay down 18 miles of double tracking, install more overhead rail power, and add 1,475 additional parking spaces. Construction has already begun and is expected to be completed by 2024.

“We are pleased to help finance the Double Track Project, which will increase safety, reliability and cut travel time by one-third for commuters from Michigan City to Chicago,” said Deputy Transportation Secretary Polly Trottenberg. “This project will deliver improved trip options, taking vehicles off the road and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Deputy Secretary Trottenberg as she fills her role in the Transportation Department’s infrastructure funding.
  • For discernment for Secretary Pete Buttigieg as he heads the department.
  • For the recipients of the railroad infrastructure funding to put it to efficient use.

Sources: Department of Transportation


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