Funding for the Hoosier State Line runs out January 1, when another company is set to take over operations from Amtrak.
The agreement includes monthly payments from INDOT and communities along the route to keep the existing service for one year.
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The state is reviewing its options for keeping the Amtrak line from Chicago to Indianapolis running after federal funding runs out October 1.
Indianapolis-area legislators are holding hearings to evaluate possible improvements for mass transit.
Phase one of a mass transit plan would cost the state $136 million per year until 2021.
While airport security has drastically increased in recent years, rail security remains lax.