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Column: Amtrak’s valuable service needs to remain funded to avoid extinction




For the sake of preserving plans for 21st century transportation in Indiana, Amtrak’s Hoosier State passenger rail service must be saved from extinction in October.

With two trains each way four days a week, the line has been a valuable travel mechanism for leisure travelers, university students and corporate personnel and for Indianapolis business travelers who have had meetings and appointments in Chicago.

In addition to Indianapolis and Chicago, the Hoosier State also serves Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer. The train has been especially popular with students traveling to Chicago for special events.

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