As if the future wasn't confusing enough over saving the Hoosier State — the Amtrak passenger rail line that runs between Indianapolis and Chicago and includes a stop in Lafayette — last week's whistle stop tour by Amtrak's CEO showed just how messed up the situation is.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen Corridor Capital LLC, of Chicago, as the finalist for operating the Hoosier State passenger train between Chicago and Indianapolis.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Supporters of a passenger rail line from Indianapolis to Chicago say the upcoming selection of a private company to improve services is just the beginning, with the next step being to press local and state lawmakers to renew their commitment to the service.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has received four proposals to provide services for the Hoosier State Amtrak route between Chicago and Indianapolis.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is misguided in hoping to privatize rail operations along Amtrak's Hoosier State route.
Indiana's jobless rate plunged to a five-year low of 7.5 percent last month, and dipped to 8.3 percent in the Gary metropolitan area.
Dyer has ended up as the lone holdout in the state-led deal to rescue the Hoosier State Amtrak route.
Indiana took longer than other states to approve additional funding for Amtrak, but now the Hoosier State passenger service will keep going for another year. It is a move in the right direction.
INDIANAPOLIS | Amtrak trains traveling between Indianapolis and Chicago will continue stopping at Dyer and Rensselaer every day of the week for at least one more year.
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