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Amtrak Connection Between Indianapolis and Chicago Cut by State Budget

The state of Indiana didn't have $3 million to spare to keep the Hoosier State Amtrak passenger rail line operational.
May 1, 2019, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Hoosier State Amtrak passenger train that runs between Chicago and Indianapolis will end after June 30 due to a lack of state funding," reports Mary Wisniewski.

More specifically, "Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, a Republican, did not include funding for the train in his two-year budget, which was approved last week."

The train runs four days a week, and is the one of two trains running between Chicago and Indianapolis. The Hoosier State train runs  Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The Cardinal runs on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, stopping between Indianapolis and Chicago on its way to and from New York City.

The Indiana state budget "cut $3 million in annual funding for the train," adds WIsnieski. "In the same budget, Indiana decided to contribute an additional $205 million to upgrading and expanding service on the South Shore Railroad, which runs between northwest Indiana and downtown Chicago."

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Published on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 in Chicago Tribune
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