Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD)

Chesterton, IN 46304


About Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD)


33 East U.S. Highway 12
Chesterton, IN 46304
United States

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Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD)
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The South South Shore Line has been connecting Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, South Bend and everything in between since 1908.

Products and Press Releases

Metropolitan Council
A rendering of the Hopkins station on the Southwest LRT route in Minnesota.

FTA allocates more than $544 million through the CIG Program to seven transit projects

Two of the projects have Full Funding Grant Agreements in place while five projects are advancing towards readiness to receive a construction grant agreement.
Ssl Maskup Sign

South Shore Line mask optional car provides truce among commuters

Sept. 30, 2020
The South Shore Line reports mask complaints have dramatically decreased following introduction of mask optional cars.
City of Valparaiso
The new shuttle service is free through Oct. 31.

South Shore Line and Valparaiso partner on new shuttle service

Aug. 5, 2019
The shuttle connects riders between the ChicaGo Dash parking lot and the Dune Park station in about half an hour.

Articles & News

Office of Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb

Ribbon cut to mark completion of NICTD Double Track NWI Project

May 14, 2024
The 26.6 miles of new second track will allow the operation of an additional 14 weekday trains on the South Shore Line, which connects Northwest Indiana to Chicago.

From words to action: Why Congress must act to resolve commuter rail insurance challenges

April 23, 2024
When the new federal excess liability cap number is published in early 2026, commuter railroads will have 30 days to acquire the additional coverage or likely face suspension ...
NICTD secured a $27.5 million RRIF loan for its South Shore Double Track Project.

NICTD secures $27.5 million RRIF loan for Double Track Project

Dec. 27, 2022
The project will build nearly 18 miles of double track between Gary and Michigan City, Ind.
Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
Officials used spike mauls to drive gold spikes into ties to mark the start of construction of the South Shore Double Track NWI project on June 21.

Construction begins for ‘game changing’ South Shore Line Double Track project

June 21, 2022
Railroad, regional, state and federal officials helped mark the occasion for the project that will span nearly 27 miles.
NICTD will extend its South Shore Line eight miles south with the West Lake Corridor Commuter Rail Project.

West Lake Corridor project receives $203.3 million RRIF loan

June 20, 2022
The eight-mile track extension will bring faster and more reliable service to the Chicago area, while expanding multi-modal travel options.
A rendering of the Michigan City 11th Street Station and Garage that is part of the South Shore Double Track project.

FTA, NICTD sign $173 million FFGA for South Shore Double Track project

Jan. 8, 2021
The commuter rail project will construct a 26.6-mile second track between Gary and Michigan City.
President of NICTD Michael Noland wearing a mask in a file photo from this summer.
Safety & Security

South Shore Line discontinues ‘mask noncompliance’ car

Nov. 18, 2020
The cars had been a way to avoid conflict between riders who were not in compliance with face coverings, but a statewide mask mandate has brought the option to an end.
Gov. Eric Holcomb/Twitter
State and local officials break ground on the West Lake Corridor Project on Oct. 28, 2020.

South Shore West Lake Corridor project breaks ground, finalizes $345.5 million FFGA

Oct. 29, 2020
The rail project will extend NICTD’s South Shore Line 7.8 miles from Hammond to Dyer, Ind.
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
A rendering of the NICTD Double Track Project in Michigan City, Ind.

FTA allocates $400 million to four rail transit projects

Aug. 27, 2020
The funding is being allocated through the CIG Program for projects in Arizona, Indiana, Missouri and New Jersey.