How New Passenger Rail Manager Plans To Improve Service

September 22, 2014

Officials at Corridor Capital, which is taking over management of the Hoosier State Line, are outlining their plans to improve service…

The Hoosier State line runs four days a week. Corridor Capital spokesman Fritz Plous says it needs to operate daily, then increase service to two or three trains a day instead of just one…

“You look at Indianapolis and it looks like a great business hub,” Plous says. “We should have people pouring in here from Columbus and St. Louis and Louisville and Chicago every morning for meetings. But they don’t because the trains weren’t scheduled that way.”

Arvid Olson, vice chair of the Greater Lafayette Commerce, says the number of 18-year-olds who own a car has dropped by a third over the last three decades and says young adults who don‘t drive will soon outnumber those who do…

Corridor Capital will add some amenities immediately, including Wi-Fi and bike storage.

But Plous says the Hoosier State will need federal infrastructure grants to upgrade its tracks to make its travel times competitive…

Read the rest on Indiana Public Media, 1 September 2014

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