Supporters of the Amtrak line in Indiana are making their case for why the state should allocate $3 million to make up for federal cuts.
Small towns along the Amtrak route are hoping the state will make up the shortfall, something that doesn't appear likely right now.
The hurricane has halted air travel at Detroit and Chicago.
Amtrak is asking the state for subsidies even as the Hoosier State Line lost riders during the past year.
Some of the cities Amtrak serves offer few alternative transportation options.
Terre Haute city officials are actively angling to be included in stimulus-related projects that would expand Amtrak and possibly include high speed rail.