Improving and expanding the South Shore Rail Line is an essential step in building a strong economy in Northwest Indiana. Pete has worked with NICTD and local communities to make capital investments to enhance the existing service. Faster and reliable service is what passengers demand and deserve. Pete has consistently worked to support efforts to acquire new rail cars, make signaling improvements, and replace 100 year-old wires that power the South Shore Line. Not only do these infrastructure improvements reduce commuting time and improve on-time performance, but they create immediate jobs in our region. Pete continues to support the extension of the South Shore Rail Line to other communities in Northwest Indiana. Expanding the line will create new jobs in Northwest Indiana, increase economic opportunities locally, and enhance our access to markets and jobs in Chicago, while strengthening the existing line viability for future generations of Northwest Indiana residents.