Hoosier State Helper

December 9, 2014

The Hoosier State line may not be around in February. But until then, Amtrak riders can count on Joe Krause. Lafayette’s Amtrak volunteer and passenger rail advocate has been at the station almost every morning since 2006, helping people navigate their ride on the rails.

“It’s not a hobby,” Krause said. “It’s not an obsession. It’s a mission. That’s what it is.”

Krause gets passengers ready to ride on one of the two lines that come through Lafayette…

Passenger rail service isn’t cheap. But Krause, who isn’t paid, said it’s an investment worth making for people who don’t want to or can’t drive to Chicago or Indianapolis. He sees the need for the service on a daily basis, but how big a need remains up for debate.

Read the rest of the story at WLFI, TV-18. 9 December 2014.

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