Hoosier State Line receives extension

September 17, 2014

A four-month extension signed in August with the Indiana Department of Transportation and cities along the Hoosier State rail line now [permits] until January to hand off service to Corridor Capital, a private rail operator.

A contract between the state and several communities along the 196-mile route between Indianapolis and Chicago was due to expire Sept. 1, but was extended.

Corridor Capital is teaming with RailPlan to provide and manage the passenger rail service. RailPlan provides train inspection and maintenance services for state support passenger rail services in North Carolina and Maryland…

Cities along the line include Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer… In July, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced his city would no longer supply its portion of the local subsidies for the passenger train service. However, the city reversed that decision in August and is continuing to subsidize the Hoosier State…

Read the rest of the story at the Journal-Review, 17 September 2014.

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