Project Documents, Supporting Resolutions & Renderings

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Thank you to everyone who attended the public hearings on October 11 and 12, 2017 in Gary and Michigan City. We also thank everyone who submitted formal public comments during the public comment window that ran from September 21, 2017 through October 23,  2017.  

Even though the formal comment period is now closed, the South Shore Line welcomes your comments at any time(they will not be a part of the formal record for the Environmental Assessment, however). To comment, click here.

Public Hearing Information Boards
Public Hearing Handout
Public Hearing PowerPoint Presentation

Notice of Availability and Notice of Open House Public Hearings - English & Spanish

Environmental Assessment
Environmental Assessment and Section 4(f) Evaluation

Appendix II – Affected Environment Mapbook

Appendix III - Environmental Assessment Technical Memoranda
         10th and 11th Street Corridor Traffic Impact Analysis
         Parking and Traffic Technical Memorandum
         Land acquisitions, Displacements, and Relocations Technical Memorandum
         Visual and Aesthetic Conditions Technical Memorandum
         Noise and Vibration Technical Memorandum
         Hazardous and Regulated Materials Technical Memorandum
                Appendix A - Desktop Environmental Review
                Appendix B - Aerial Photographs
                Appendix C - Fire Insurance Maps
                Appendix D - Historical Topographic Maps
                Appendix E - City Directions
                Appendix F - Standard Environmental Records
                Appendix G - Site Photos
                Appendix H - Figures
II Environmental Site Assessment
         Floristic Quality Assessment, Threatened and Endangered Species Plant Survey, and Woodland 
         Characterization Investigation
         Habitat Surveys for the Eastern Massasauga, Kirtland's Snake, Spotted Turtle, and Northern Leopard Frog
         Indiana Bat and Northern Long-Eared Bat Habitat Assessment
         Waters of the U.S. Delineation Report
         Environmental Justice Technical Memorandum
         Air Quality Technical Memorandum
Appendix IV – Agency Coordination
V - Public Outreach
VI - Preliminary Engineering Plans
VII - Historic, Archaeological, and Cultural Resources (Section 106)
         Assessment of Effects Report, including Section 106 Consultation Correspondence
         Historic Property Report for the NICTD Double Track NWI Project, Segment 1 of 3, LaPorte County
         Historic Property Report for the NICTD Double Track NWI Project, Segment 2 of 3, Porter County
         Historic Property Report for the NICTD Double Track NWI Project, Segment 3 of 3, Lake County
         Summary of Phase 
I Archaeological Survey for the NICTD Double Track NWI Project 

Project Information

Michigan City/NICTD Rail Realignment Study 2013
Transit Oriented Development Bus Tour Information 3-2017
South Shore Line West Lake & Double Track Presentation to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao 2017
RDA West Lake & Double Track Presentation 2017
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Media Report 1
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Media Report 2  

Public Meetings

Exhibit Boards - October 2016
Workshop Handout - October 2016
Workshop Presentation - October 2016  
Environmental Map Book - October 2016 - Please note this is a large file and may take a couple moments to load. 

Real Estate

FTA Brochure: General Acquisition & Relocation Information
Michigan City Parcel Acquisitions – June 2017
Miller Parcel Acquisitions – June 2017
Ogden Dunes Parcel Acquisitions – June 2017


City of LaPorte Resolution R-1-2017
City of South Bend Resolution
Indiana House Enrolled Act 128
Indiana House Enrolled Act 1001 (Page 94)
Indiana House Enrolled Act 1144
LaPorte County Council Resolution 2017-01
LaPorte County Council Resolution 2017-05
LaPorte County Commissioners Resolution
Michigan City Common Council Resolution 4661
Michigan City Common Council Resolution 4679
Michigan City Redevelopment Commission Resolution 8-17
Regional Development Authority (RDA) Resolution 17-01
St. Joseph County Council Resolution R7-17
State of Indiana - State Budget Agency Letter (September 1, 2017)

Renderings and Other Graphics

Miller Station 
Rendering 1 
Rendering 2
Rendering 3 

Michigan City Station
Rendering 1
Rendering 2  

Michigan City Road Closures - July 2017             


Governor Holcomb Signs HEA 1144 for SSLDouble Track

 Images from Ideas in Motion