APIndiana News

Indiana-to-Wisconsin rail line hearing planned for Tuesday

(Source: http://bit.ly/25NQTEv License: http://bit.ly/1S0IVkT)

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP): A federal agency is planning a public hearing next week on a proposed $8 billion, 278-mile rail line from Indiana to Wisconsin aimed at relieving Chicago-area freight congestion.

Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney tells The (Munster) Times the U.S. Surface Transportation Board has agreed to host an additional public meeting on the project Tuesday in Valparaiso. Blaney said area lawmakers sought the meeting after learning one wasn’t originally scheduled for Porter County.

The announcement Wednesday comes a day after the Porter County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution 3-0 opposing the project out of concern for drainage, decreased property values, safety issues and potential road closures. Blaney’s Boone Grove area farm and house are in the railroad’s path.

Related posts

UPDATE: Cause and manner of death released for infant found in Pontiac Street home

Brooklyne Beatty

State Education Board Taps Former IPS Principal

Kylie Havens

United Auto Workers strike against GM hits day 8

AP News

Leave a Comment