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Visclosky Wants Commuter Rail Plan by March

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November 6, 2013 — The Region’s representative to Congress wants to use mass transit to reverse a few Lake County trends.

First District Democrat Pete Visclosky says he thinks now is the time to plan for mass rail transit in the area.

He says local leaders, as well as some trend research, suggest that mass transit is essential for the vitality of the next generation’s urban growth.  He told Lakeshore’s Jerry Howard that he wants Northwest Indiana to be at the front of the line for rail investment to develop the South Shore commuter rail further into Indiana from Chicago.

Visclosky says that while the biggest challenges to commuter rail development in the past have been cultural and political resistance, those aspects seem to be supportive now, with financial resources as the main challenge remaining.  Click to watch.


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