Iowa Pacific Holdings, the company that owns the rail line between Indianapolis and Chicago, wants to expand the amount of trains from Indy to Chicago each day.
The addition of business class service will more than double capacity of the train, offering 184 seats.
The Hoosier State Line runs four days a week from Indianapolis to Chicago.
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The line's future has been uncertain for months as the Indiana Department of Transportation sought to work out a solution to funding cuts.
Indiana Department of Transportation spokesman Will Wingfield says the state will continue to fund the trains until Iowa Pacific can take over.
A Department of Justice investigation revealed inaccessible parking, inadequate counter height, and refusal to sell tickets to customers with disabilities.
Iowa Pacific Holdings President Ed Ellis says his company could boost ridership on the Hoosier State Rail Line by tapping into a different demographic.
The line, which has faced several threats of closure in recent months, was set to cease operation at the end of this month if a deal wasn’t reached.