Public Workshop Schedule

Please join the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) at an Open House Public Hearing to review the Preferred Alternative for the Double Track Northwest Indiana (DT-NWI) project. The DT-NWI Project would construct a second track along the South Shore Line from Virginia Street in Gary to E. Michigan Boulevard in Michigan City. The project would also improve five stations and increase safety by separating the tracks that are in the street in Michigan City from the roadway.

An Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Evaluation has been prepared to analyze the effects of the proposed project on the human and natural environments in accordance with federal requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, and Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966. All interested parties are invited to review the EA, attend the Open House Public Hearing, and provide comment on the DT-NWI project. The hearings will be conducted in an open house format.

Wednesday, October 11
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Miller Beach Arts & Creative District
Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
540 S Lake St, Gary, IN 46403

Thursday, October 12
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Stardust Event Center
777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Indiana 46360

Public Hearing Information Boards
Public Hearing Handout
Public Hearing PowerPoint Presentation

Comments may be made orally to a court reporter or in writing at the Open House Public Hearing. Written comments may also be submitted anytime during the comment period in one of three ways:

·       Via email:

·       Via US mail:  NICTD, c/o DT-NWI Project, 33 E. U.S. 12, Chesterton, IN 46304

·       Via the our comment page at:

The formal comment period is September 21 through October 23, 2017. Responses to comments received during the comment period will be incorporated into the final NEPA decision document.

Requests for interpreters, including language services, or other reasonable accommodations must be made at least 5 days in advance of the hearing by contacting NICTD through our email, or telephone (219) 926-5744 ext.308, or Relay Indiana at 711.

Open House Public Hearings 

Requests for interpreters or other reasonable accommodations may be made 48 hours in advance of the hearing by contacting NICTD through our web e-mail, or telephone 219/926-5744 ext.308, or Relay Indiana at 711.

Can’t make it to the hearing?

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We look forward to your comments.