22 Mar 2018

Proposed Fare Increase Effective July 1, 2018

South Shore News

Posted March 23, 2018

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) will hold a series of public hearings to gather comment on a proposed across the board fare increase of 5% rounded to the nearest quarter ($0.25). If approved, the new fares would take effect on July 1, 2018 for the South Shore Line rail passenger service including July monthly tickets. The new fares would apply to all stations but Hegewisch. Metra controls Hegewisch fares and approved an increase effective February 1, 2018.

The general public may comment in person at the public meeting or mail their comments to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, 33 East U.S. Highway 12, Chesterton, Indiana 46304 or through our website by clicking the link below. Comments must be received by NICTD on or before May 4, 2018. The NICTD Board of Trustees is scheduled to act on the fare increase on May 18, 2018.

Here is a complete list of the proposed fares.

Public hearing schedule:

Monday, April 9, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. CT
NICTD Administrative Office Board Room
33 E. US Highway 12, Chesterton

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. CT
Hammond Public Library, Schlesinger Board Room
564 State Street, Hammond

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. CT
Michigan City Hall, Lower Level (EOC Room)
100 East Michigan Blvd., Michigan City

Monday, April 16, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. CT
Gary Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Branch
501 S. Lake St., Gary

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Studebaker Room
South Bend International Airport, South Bend

Requests for interpreters or other reasonable accommodations may be made 48 hours in advance of the hearing by contacting NICTD through our web e-mail, or telephone 219/926-5744 ext.308, or Relay Indiana at 711.

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