Hoosier State Rail Service Ending April 1, Indiana Says

March 9, 2015 Todd DeFeo 0

Hoosier State passenger service running between Indianapolis and Chicago will end on April 1, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) said Friday. But, Amtrak now says the service doesn’t have to end. State officials said they made the decision in the wake of a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) decision that requires the state to serve as a railroad. However, Indiana does not own any track or trains, and officials apparently worked with the FRA to waive the requirement. “Passenger rail providers and the host railroads are already required to comply with FRA rules,” INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning said in a

Amtrak sees ridership increase in FY 2014

November 11, 2014 Todd DeFeo 0

The number of people who took Amtrak in Fiscal Year 2014 increased 0.2 percent from a year earlier while ticket revenues increased 4 percent, the railroad said. “Amtrak is clearly selling a product that is very much in demand,” Amtrak Board Chairman Tony Coscia said in a news release. “Achieving strong ridership and revenue despite the challenges with aging infrastructure and freight rail congestion demonstrates Amtrak’s commitment to improving its financial and operating performance, and is a credit to Amtrak’s management and staff. It is now time to leverage Amtrak’s successes in increasing ridership and improving performance by making much-needed

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