Running Out of Time to Fund the Study

The News Dispatch Reports:

Funding dire for South Shore study

Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010 4:16 AM CDT

MICHIGAN CITY — Down to their “last hope” for $2 million to fund a preliminary engineering study of all possible configurations relocating the South Shore Line through Michigan City, South Shore and city officials said Wednesday they likely will need to pursue other options.

Any modifications to the South Shore Line may now be pushed back later than 2015 if funding isn’t found by the end of next month, requiring the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District to file for an extension of time.

It is time to get going. Five years is not a long time to get this done.