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Indiana Rail News for February

The February 2017 issue of the All Aboard Indiana newsletter is now available to keep interested Hoosiers up-to-date on the latest news in passenger rail. View a PDF copy of the February edition of All Aboard Indiana.

Hoosier State Changes

The Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance (IPRA) has three reactions to recent news that Iowa Pacific will be ending its involvement with the Hoosier State:

  1. Iowa Pacific Holdings has done a tremendous job in building awareness of the Hoosier State. Growing ridership, on-time performance, and customer satisfaction have created a new generation of rail users. We regret their inability to continue to provide service to Western Indiana. It has been an honor to have Ed Ellis as an advocate for improved passenger rail.
  2. Amtrak has been responsive in their willingness to complete the biennial agreement for passenger rail service. Hats off to Jim Brzenski of Amtrak for his efforts.
  3. INDOT has observed the renewed commitment from rail passengers and the stakeholder communities along the route of the Hoosier State. They are working hard to continue to develop efficient, safe and reliable intrastate passenger rail service. The public/private partnership model has been successfully demonstrated in Indiana. Thank you to Venetta Keefe, Katie England, and the rest of the INDOT staff. IPRA is optimistic that passenger rail has a promising future in Indiana.

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