The NATO summit in Chicago will cost the operator of the South Shore commuter railroad operator about $100,000 when all bills and losses are tallied.
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District General Manager Gerald Hanas has told his board of trustees that more than 100 police officers hired to provide security cost $56,000 and the commuter railroad lost about $23,000 in fares because of reduced ridership from May 19 to 21.
The Times of Munster quotes Hanas as saying (http://bit.ly/MgYRzY) that when other expenses are tallied, the total cost to the railroad could surpass $100,000.
The Transportation District is looking to see if it can apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency funds or some other source to pay at least part of the bill.
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