NICTD Honored for Environmental Documentation

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District was honored by the Federal Transit Administration for excellence in environmental documentation for its West Lake Corridor project in Northwest Indiana.

In a news release, NICTD said it was recognized for preparing an environmental impact statement and record of decision for the project that reflected best practices in review processes and fulfilled requirements for content, utility and practicality in environmental documentation.

The documents were part of a submission to create a $933 million, 8-mile southern branch extension from the existing South Shore Line station in Hammond to Dyer, Indiana.

After receiving a positive rating from the FTA in October, the West Lake Corridor project was approved to enter the engineering phase of the FTA’s Capital Investment Grants program.

NICTD oversee operations of the South Shore commuter rail service between Chicago and South Bend, Indiana.

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