South of the Lake
Route Alternatives

The program team is seeking your feedback through Oct. 28, 2013 on the proposed South of the Lake route alternatives between Chicago and Porter, Ind. Your input will help determine the alternatives that will be evaluated in the draft environmental impact statement.

View Public Meeting Information

Go to the Documents and Resources page to view the presentation, display boards and route alternatives map that were available at the September 2013 public meetings. Look under the “Current Meeting Materials” section.

Submit Your Comments

Please fill out the online comment form by October 28, 2013. If you wish to call us toll free or mail us a letter, please click here for information.


The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has initiated a program to evaluate passenger rail improvements for the Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac passenger rail corridor. The program is being prepared in partnership with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and in association with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

The purpose of the program is to improve intercity mobility by providing an improved passenger rail service that would be a competitive transportation alternative to automobile, bus and air service between Chicago and Detroit/Pontiac, Mich. The program will provide sufficient information for the FRA to potentially support future decisions to fund and implement a major investment in the passenger rail corridor.

This website is being provided to keep you informed about the program and to provide opportunities for you to give input.


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