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State Sen. Alting to issue amendment that would save Hoosier State Rail Line

State Senator Ron Alting said he plans to issue an amendment to the state's budget bill that would save the Hoosier State Rail Line.

Posted: Apr 16, 2019 6:54 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — State Senator Ron Alting said he plans to issue an amendment to the state's budget bill that would save the Hoosier State Rail Line.

As we reported last week, Amtrak plans to shut the line down, after $3 million a year to support it was cut from the state's budget.

Right now, the line runs daily from Indianapolis to Chicago and back, with stops including Lafayette.

“Many people in our area use this rail line. It is a vital resource to our community and state, providing an alternative source of transportation. I believe the Hoosier State Rail Line is an important part of our state, and if amended into the budget, I hope HB 1001 will assist in its continuation.”

Without a budget change, Amtrak plans to stop running the line this summer.

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