Project Schedule

The public workshops on October 4th – 6th , 2016, gave us input on the Purpose and Need and alternatives that were being considered, as well as other comments that were relevant to the study.

The Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Evaluation is available for public review. FTA and NICTD are hosting an Open House Public Hearing on October 11 and 12, 2017. The public comment period on the EA is from September 21 to October 23, 2017. After consideration of public comments, the South Shore Line (SSL) anticipates that the FTA will issue a Finding of No Significant Impact.

Please join us for the Open House Public Hearing: 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00 pm 
Miller Beach Arts and Creative District 
Marshall J.Gardner Center for the Arts
540 S Lake St., Gary, IN 46403
Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00 pm
Stardust Event Center
777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, IN 46360

The SSL can then ask the FTA to enter the design and engineering phase of the project. NICTD intends to finish the design and engineering in 2018, begin construction in 2019, and begin operations by 2020. 

DT-NWI Process and Schedule

Schedule Timeline

Project Schedule