A 60-day service agreement allows extra time to complete long-term contract negotiations for Amtrak to continue operating the Hoosier State with portions of the service being provided by INDOT contractors.
INDOT is negotiating renewal of the service on behalf of the state, Beech Grove, Crawfordsville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Tippecanoe County and West Lafayette.
The four-days-weekly Hoosier State – together with the three-days-weekly Amtrak Cardinal – provides service between the Circle and Windy cities and enables passengers to reach the national Amtrak network.
Tickets, $24 to $48 each way for adults, are available by calling (1-800) 872-7245 or visiting www.Amtrak.com.
The company is known for its intercity passenger service that connects 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Nearly 31 million passengers traveled on Amtrak’s more than 300 daily trains – at speeds up to 150 mph – during fiscal year 2014.