NIRPC Bikes on Trains Survey Ready

By: Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Last Updated: February 9, 2015

nirpcA survey designed to gauge community interest in allowing bicycles on the South Shore trains is now available on NIRPC’s website at www.nirpc.org. according to officials at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC). The survey is designed to provide information from the public on the level of interest in being able to bring bikes on the trains. It will be available from February 6, 2015 through February 20, 2015.

The survey is one step in a study underway to determine the feasibility of providing the accommodations necessary to support boarding and securing bikes. Sponsored by a partnership of public, private and not-for- profit entities, the study is being funded with a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The local match for the grant was supplied by the partnership of Arcelor Mittal, NICTD, National Parks Conservation Association, the RDA, Greenways Foundation, La Porte and Porter County Governments, and NIPSCO.

The feasibility study is being conducted by Quandel Consulting, Inc. who was one of six respondents to the Request for Proposals. For further information contact NIRPC staff Belinda Petroskey at (219) 763-6060 ext. 132, or bpetroskey@nirpc.org.