DT NWI June Virtual Open Houses Consolidated to Single Online Event

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line railroad, previously scheduled three Virtual Open Houses in June that have now been consolidated into one Virtual Open House. The Virtual Open House will occur on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 from 6-8pm (CDT). The Virtual Open House will be held online rather than in person due to COVID-19.

“The Double Track Northwest Indiana Project is progressing on schedule, and the NICTD team looks forward to sharing the latest information with the public,” said Michael Noland, NICTD President.

“The purpose of the Virtual Open House is to provide a general project update, and also share with the community how engineering plans have progressed at the 60% design stage,” said Nicole Barker, DT-NWI Project Manager.

The online format will allow people to view the latest station and parking plans and hear project engineers, architects, and other experts answer questions. Questions can either be submitted in advance or during the online meetings by emailing them to doubletracknwi@nictd.com.

Information about how to connect to the Virtual Open House can be found at: www.doubletrack- nwi.com/next-steps/public-open-houses. The format will be GoToWebinar, but will also include a call-in number for those who prefer to only listen by phone. If anyone is in need of assistance for the Virtual Open House, please contact NICTD at least five (5) days in advance at doubletracknwi@nictd.com.

The current estimated construction start date is mid-2021 with completion in mid-2023. For additional information regarding this project, we invite you to visit the project website at http://www.doubletrack- nwi.com.