(AP) – Amtrak will pull the plug at the end of June on its Hoosier State passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago with the loss of funding in Indiana’s new state budget.
Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the four-days-a-week train won’t run after June 30, which is when its $3 million annual state subsidy ends.READ MORE: Police Seeking 2 Men Who Carjacked Woman And Family Members During A Delivery in Ford Heights
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb didn’t seek a continuation of that funding, with administration officials saying the subsidy of about $100 per passenger was too high and ridership numbers too low.READ MORE: Armonii M. Russell Arrested, Charged In April Expressway Shooting
Amtrak stopped in April taking reservations beyond June for the Hoosier State’s trips on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Another Amtrak route, the Cardinal, runs between Indianapolis and Chicago on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays as part of a Chicago-to-New York City route.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Brief Chance For Flurries Or Sprinkles Followed By Warming Trend
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