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With a new administration in D.C., it's time to think outside of the box because passenger rail's survival just may depend on it

Monday, August 3, 2015

Resolved: The Hoosier State

On Friday, the neverending Hoosier State saga finally came to a conclusion when it was announced that Iowa Pacific would take over Trains #850 and 851 effective August 2, and it has a two-year contract with the Indiana DOT that could be extended to 2021.

I could never get why Amtrak was trying so hard to keep a train that they had no concrete plan to improve, no did I get why the feds wanted to impose hurdle after hurdle for IP.

Now, it's up to other states to start thinking outside of the box and not rely so heavily on just one operator.

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