Mayor Pete Buttigieg warming to Honeywell parking lot route for South Shore

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is weighing in on a proposed move to the South Shore Station in the city.

Among the proposals is one that would move the tracks through the Ardmore neighborhood, which would involve removing dozens of homes. As we previously reported, a Notre Dame English professor has suggested moving that location to the vacant space near the Honeywell plant, an idea the Mayor calls “intriguing.”

Mayor Buttigieg told WSBT that the Honeywell idea seems like a viable option, and he’s hoping to get a preliminary readout of that study this week.

The South Shore Line and the city are studying a number of ideas for rerouting the tracks near the airport to shorten the ride to and from Chicago. The founder of the South Bend Chocolate Co. wants to put a station at his new development just west of the 20/31 bypass junction on the west side of South Bend.

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