National Lakeshore gets shuttle service funding

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The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is set to receive $193,400 from the Federal Transit Administration for a shuttle service to connect visitors traveling by commuter rail to the park along Lake Michigan's southern shore.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced Monday a total of $12.5 million in funding to improve access to national parks, forests and wildlife refuges across the country. The funding comes from the Paul Sarbanes Transit in Parks program.

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will be able to buy new transit vehicles and create a shuttle service for those traveling from Chicago and South Bend by rail to the park.

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