Hoosier State Line Ridership Down, Even As Amtrak Adds Riders Nationally
Ridership on the Hoosier State Rail Line dropped nearly eight-percent over the last year, while ticket revenues declined more than ten-percent.
Ridership on Amtrak lines across the country rose in the last fiscal year, which ended in September. But on the Hoosier State Line, which runs from Chicago to Indianapolis, ridership fell by nearly 3,000 people, down to just less than 34,000.
And ticket revenues dropped nearly $100,000, settling at a little more than $800,000 last year.
Indiana is in the midst of negotiations with a new company, Corridor Capital, to take over operations of the Hoosier State Line from Amtrak next year.
Amtrak recently made a push to retain control of the line, introducing WiFi internet in an effort to improve service.