Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s West Lake Corridor Project cleared to enter New Starts Engineering phase

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; October 8, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation…

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Indiana Governor Holcomb sees South Shore Line projects as key to Region’s renaissance

By Dan Carden, The Times; August 31, 2019 MERRILLVILLE — Gov. Eric Holcomb remains committed to growing Northwest Indiana, and…

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Indiana: Michigan City finalizes contribution to proposed South Shore Double Track

By Stan Maddux, Correspondent, The Times; August 22, 2019 MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City has set in stone its contribution of…

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South Shore Line to operate Indiana shuttle service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 5, 2019 The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) last week partnered with the city…

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Todd Rokita twice voted to defund Amtrak. Here’s what he said about his nomination to Amtrak’s board.

By John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star; July 24, 2019 Former Rep. Todd Rokita of Indiana faced tough questioning during a Senate…

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Vintage rail cars offer a nostalgic view for Hoosier State’s final run Sunday from Indianapolis to Chicago

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; June 28, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Among all the passenger rail fans saying…

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Indiana volunteers say thank you with makeover of Amtrak garden

By Jim Johnson, Journal Review; June 23, 2019 Helen Hudson greeted the Hoosier State train Sunday morning, holding a sign…

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Viewpoint: Indiana is blind to the opportunities of rail travel

By Bill Malcolm, Indianapolis Business Journal; June 21, 2019 The recent IBJ story “One Year In, Paris Route Flying High,”…

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The Hoosier State train is going away on July 1. Here’s what it means for Indianapolis.

By Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star; June 13, 2019 After nearly 30 years of service, the Hoosier State train will make…

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New player to test Indianapolis-Chicago bus service, replacing Amtrak’s Hoosier State service

By Susan Orr, Indianapolis Business Journal; May 31, 2019 New York City-based transportation startup OurBus plans to test a daily…

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Man convicted of stealing Hammond, Indiana railroad bridge seeks new trial

By Craig Lyons, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 A Whiting man convicted of stealing a decommissioned Hammond railroad bridge is…

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President Trump offers former Indiana Congressman Rokita ticket to ride on Amtrak’s board of directors

By Dan Carden, Journal Review; May 8, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, a Munster native, last year…

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Indiana: Hoosier State Train to be Suspended in July

By Merritt McLaughlin, Writer/Reporter, Inside Indiana Business; April 29, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS – An Amtrak train service connecting Indianapolis to Chicago…

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Indiana’s new budget boosts South Shore Line investment; signed by Governor Holcomb

By Dan Carden, Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News; April 29, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Indiana’s…

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Dead train rolling: Amtrak’s Hoosier State faces elimination, as Indiana finalizes $3 million in cuts

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; April 25, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – All last-ditch efforts to save the Hoosier…

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Amtrak: Elimination of Indiana’s Hoosier State line could threaten jobs at Beech Grove yard

By Julia Deng, WISH TV 8; April 25, 2019 BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WISH) — Hundreds of Amtrak jobs in Beech…

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Indiana: Last-Ditch Pitch to Save Hoosier State Train

By Mary Schuermann Kuhlman, Public News Service, Indiana; April 24, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters of passenger rail service are making…

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Amtrak suspends Hoosier State tickets

By Nick Fiala, Reporter, Rensselaer Republican; April 8, 2019 RENSSELAER — Amtrak announced Monday that all tickets sold for rides…

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Amtrak reaches ‘Hail Mary’ time to save Hoosier State train in Lafayette, Indiana

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; April 3, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – From a perch on the walkway that…

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Federal Transit Administration gives favorable rating to proposed Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District commuter-rail extension

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 26, 2019 The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District…

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Indiana: Amtrak shaves 15 minutes off Hoosier State, with survival, $6M state cut on the line

By Dave Bangert, Lafayette Journal & Courier; March 21, 2019 LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Could 15 minutes buy another two years…

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Indiana: Amtrak, CSX agree on Hoosier State schedule changes

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 22, 2019 Amtrak and CSX have reached a mutual understanding to improve the schedules of…

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Teenager hit by train gets no relief in appeal to 7th Circuit Court

By Marilyn Odendahl, The Indiana Lawyer; March 19, 2019 A 17-year-old who was found to be more than 50 percent…

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Indiana: Rail projects top infrastructure investments

By Andrew Steele, The Times, nwi.com; March 10, 2019 The web of commuter rail that spreads from downtown Chicago into…

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South Shore, Chicago Metra firm up partnership through 2024

By Andrew Steele, Kokomo Perspective.com; February 27, 2019 CHESTERTON — Terms of the track-usage and service partnership between the South Shore…

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