How New Passenger Rail Manager Plans To Improve Service

September 2, 2014

From Indiana Public Media:

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

The private company which will manage the Indy-to-Chicago Amtrak line starting in February is spelling out plans for boosting ridership.

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.

Plous says there‘s a growing pool of prospective riders who would prefer the train if they‘re persuaded the service is adequate.

“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.”

…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…

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