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Wed May 1, 2019, 02:00 PM

Amtrak ending Indianapolis-to-Chicago route with funding cut

LAFAYETTE — Amtrak will pull the plug at the end of June on its Hoosier State passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago with the loss of funding in Indiana's new state budget.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the four-days-a-week train won't run after June 30, which is when its $3 million annual state subsidy ends.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb didn't seek a continuation of that funding, with administration officials saying the subsidy of about $100 per passenger was too high and ridership numbers too low.

Amtrak stopped in April taking reservations beyond June for the Hoosier State's trips on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Read more: https://www.hoosiertimes.com/ap/state/amtrak-ending-indianapolis-to-chicago-route-with-funding-cut/article_93f6efcb-141a-523a-9e8b-2198d6149c73.html

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RedParrot May 2019 #1

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Sun May 19, 2019, 08:00 AM

1. US lags behind the world in mass transit

 

I couldn’t imagine driving anywhere in Europe or Japan when I can get there by train. Why do we lag behind is beyond me. Subsidies of mass transit seems small compared with the corporate giveaway Indiana governors have done with little to show for.

Does anyone remember this fiasco?:

https://amp.indystar.com/amp/4805317

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