Deal keeps Hoosier State trains running through January

August 21, 2014

Indianapolis and other cities have reached a deal to keep Amtrak’s Hoosier State passenger trains running through January, a state transportation official announced Wednesday.

The four-month contract extension buys more time as the communities served by Amtrak work on a deal to hand off service to Corridor Capital, a private rail operator.

“For the Hoosier State, we are hoping to build from the experience of North Carolina’s successful Piedmont service, in which the state and its private contractors worked with Amtrak to improve and grow passenger rail,” Robert Zier, Indiana Department of Transportation’s multi-modal director, said in a statement…

Read the rest of the story at the Indianapolis Star, 20 August 2014.

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