Submitted by WIKY News on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 3:52pm
Indiana reaches an 11th-hour deal to keep Amtrak‘s Indy-to-Chicago line operating for another year. Amtrak is no longer funding routes of less than 750 miles. That left the four-day-a-week Hoosier State service on the brink of extinction. But the state says it‘s reached an agreement in principle to split the operating costs with six communities along the route based on their share of ridership. Officials say Indy‘s $300,000 pledge is not a permanent commitment and the city will insist on performance measures before agreeing to contribute funding long term.