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Hunt for Double Track Dollars Urged

(Michigan City, IN) - A Michigan City official is urging the city to start planning now for the costs involved with a double track.


The city is already committed to several millions of dollars to help fund the project.

However, Councilman Don Pryzbylinski says a parking garage and other extras the city wants to go with it to enhance the economic gains of a double-track will cost additional money.


He says the city is now under a budget crisis, though, and where to get those dollars should begin right away since the construction of the double-track is only about two years away.


The double-track projected to significantly reduce travel time to and from Chicago is expected to bring significant economic gains in areas like new housing from people wanting to live here and work in Chicago.

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