INDOT breaks off negotiations on rail service

INDOT breaks off negotiations on rail service
The Indiana Department of Transportation has ended contract negotiations with a private contractor to provide passenger rail cars, marketing and other services between Indianapolis and Chicago and is looking at options to continue the service after the state's contract with Amtrak expires Jan. 31.

INDOT spokesman Will Wingfield told the Journal and Courier

LAFAYETTE, IN (AP) - state has requested an estimate from Amtrak on the cost to continue to provide the existing service without certain elements, such as onboard services and marketing.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the rail passenger service submitted a contract renewal to the state in April for the current service model and has offered to work with the state. But he says time is running out.

Wingfield declined comment on why negotiations ended with Corridor Capital LLC.
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