Indiana confronts Hoosier State crisis

January 15, 2015

Thwarted in its effort last year to employ a private contractor to handle large operation of Amtrak’s Hoosier State, Indiana officials now are scrambling to secure state funding to ensure continued operation of the service, linking Chicago and Indianapolis four days a week…

Congress has mandated that states or other entities, and not the federal government (through Amtrak), must provide support funding for short-distance intercity rail passenger service with routes under 750 miles in length, which includes the Hoosier State

Read the rest of the story in Railway Age, 15 January 2015.

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