Amtrak, companies submit proposals on Hoosier State

May 5, 2014

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports today, 5 May 2014, that:

The Indiana Department of Transportation has received four proposals to provide services for the Hoosier State Amtrak route between Chicago and Indianapolis.

The proposals were received in response to an open-ended request for proposals issued in early April by INDOT and seven communities that are helping subsidize the four-day per week Amtrak passenger train.

“It is exciting and interesting to receive four proposals that look at the Hoosier State passenger rail service in different ways,” said INDOT chief of staff Troy Woodruff. “This private sector interest opens the door for other states and regions that are supporting passenger rail service.”

…responding to the request [were] Iowa Pacific Holdings Inc.…; Corridor Capital LLC…; Railmark Holdings Inc.…; and Herzog Transit Services Inc., of Irving, Texas teaming with Passenger Transportation Specialists Inc., of Oklahoma City, Okla.

As the current provider of the service, Amtrak previously submitted its own proposal for 2014-2015, according to INDOT…

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