South Shore Line to offer free rides to medical personnel and law enforcement
To show appreciation for personnel who work to keep us safe and healthy, South Shore Line (SSL) is inviting all doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, other medical personnel, and law enforcement to ride free October 17-23, 2022.
To ride free, medical and law enforcement personnel must only present a valid work ID to SSL train personnel that shows they are employed at a hospital, doctor’s office, medical facility, fire department, police station, prison, or aforementioned related agency. Law enforcement encompasses police officers, correctional officers, TSA agents, and other security personnel.
“Medical personnel and law enforcement have remained steadfast to their duties, no matter how many challengers our world presents them with. We want to show our respect for their dedication and their tenacity,” said Michael Noland, President of South Shore Line. “Their work does not go unnoticed, and we want to express our sincere appreciation for those who take on the responsibility of working in those fields.”
As a reminder, long-term busing is in effect for passengers between Gary Metro Center and Carroll Ave. stations for all weekday and weekend trains. Bus service will make all intermediate scheduled station stops, and passengers will be bused to/from the following stations on the regular SSL train time schedule: Carroll Ave., Dune Park, Portage/Ogden Dunes, and Miller.
Westbound passengers at those stations should be prepared to board buses in front of the station and re-board WB trains at Gary Metro. Eastbound passengers will detrain at Gary Metro to board buses for their destination station or board their scheduled EB trains again at Carroll Ave. For more information about the long-term busing, please visit: https://www.mysouthshoreline.com/news/item/426-revised-long-term-busing-between-carroll- ave-gary-metro-center-stations.