St. Joseph County Airport Authority Welcomes South Shore Train with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrating the Reopening of the Boarding Platform

South Bend, IN. The completion of the South Shore Train boarding platform will be celebrated on Monday, October 5, 2015 with a ceremony including remarks from representatives of the St. Joseph County Airport Authority and Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD). When the South Shore Train #7 arrives at 12:08 p.m., the train itself will cut the ribbon with those passengers being the first to offload and board from the new platform.

The new platform, designed by BF&S, is made of composite material and replaces the 30 year old structure. Local contractor Ziolkowski Construction, Inc. completed the project on time and on budget.

“We would like to recognize BF&S, Ziolkowski Construction and NICTD for their great work and partnership on this project,” said Mike Daigle, St. Joseph County Airport Authority Executive Director. “This new platform, funded by the Authority, will offer South Shore riders an improved experience as they start and end their trips.”

About South Bend International Airport

South Bend International Airport’s three air carriers provide nonstop flights to ten cities:  Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York City/Newark, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg with connections world-wide. South Bend International’s multi-modal terminal serves over one million air, rail and bus passengers each year. According to the 2012 Economic Impact Report from the Aviation Authority of Indiana, South Bend International’s total annual economic impact on South Bend and surrounding communities was in excess of $1.7 billion.

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