PTC costs spur South Shore request for fare increase

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CHESTERTON, Ind. — The agency which operates South Shore Line commuter trains is asking for a fare increase, in part to cover the costs associated with positive train control.

The 5-percent increase (rounded to the nearest quarter) by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District would take effect on July 1. It would raise fares from downtown Chicago to Michigan City, Ind., from $9.75 to $10.25 and South Bend, Ind., from $13.50 to $14.25 for a full-fare one-way ticket. (A complete list of the proposed fares is available here.)

Installation of positive train control is being financed through a $100 million bond, the Times of Northwest Indiana reports, but South Shore president Michael Noland said current estimates that 11 additional employees will be needed to operate the system.

The district will hold five public hearings on the proposed increase in April. A schedule for those hearings is available here.

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