CHESTERTON, INDIANA – The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), operator of the South Shore Line, announced today that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in National Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2019 National Get On Board Day is a day that encourages people to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities. Each weekday in the United States, 34 million people board public transportation.
Additionally, public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban and rural communities. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
“The South Shore Line has been the backbone of public transportation in northern Indiana for 111 years,” said Michael Noland, president of the South Shore Line. “Whether you ride or not, public transportation is valuable to your community in that it reduces traffic congestion, cuts carbon emissions, and connects people to good paying jobs,” he said. “Our two major capital projects – the West Lake Corridor and Double Track Northwest Indiana projects – will further strengthen our local economies,” Noland added.
For more information about the West Lake Corridor Project, go to www.nictdwestlake.com.
For more information about the Double Track Northwest Indiana Project, go to www.doubletrack-nwi.com.
The South Shore Line is a commuter rail line operated by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) between Millennium Station in downtown Chicago and the South Bend International Airport in South Bend, Indiana.