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Lowell to Discuss Future of South Shore Rail Line

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The Lowell Town Council has announced they've scheduled a work session this Monday (March 17, 5pm) on the "future of the South Shore rail line." Lowell is among future destinations – Valparaiso being another – that Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky, among others, is hoping to see come to pass for the commuter line. Dyer, though, is first on the list, and that is edging closer to reality as the state signed off this week on legislation essentially earmarking four-million dollars toward the proposed project. Congressman Visclosky told the Region News Team this week that all three communities are the goal.  "The commitment is absolutely there to do the extension from Gary, essentially through Hobart, out to Valparaiso, as well as ultimately Lowell," said Visclosky.   Congressman Visclosky is scheduled to speak on the proposed rail expansion again this month at the Lakeshore Chamber's General Membership Luncheon in East Chicago Wednesday March 19th.   Visclosky also spoke at a special forum specifically on the South Shore extension earlier this month at Avalon Manor in Hobart.


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