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About a dozen other Lake County communities, along with the county, have pledged a percentage of their dollars from a new income tax toward the estimated 571-million dollar project. Dyer just recently approved a resolution earmarking five-percent. Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky, who has been asking town and city councils in Lake County over the past several weeks, to allocate funds to the proposed and long-talked about extension, recently announced there is enough support to continue moving forward. Construction could begin in about six years, with the first trains running along the new route in 2023.
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