Future state funding for the Hoosier State Rail Line is in question after the state severed its contract with private partner Iowa Pacific Holdings.
The recent rise in ticket sales includes a more than 65 percent increase in June from the prior year.
The Hoosier State Line runs from Indianapolis to Chicago.
The governor’s new drug task force, Hoosier football kicks off this weekend and the new and improved Hoosier State Rail Line is up and running.
The Hoosier State Line runs four days a week from Indianapolis to Chicago.
The line's future has been uncertain for months as the Indiana Department of Transportation sought to work out a solution to funding cuts.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has extended the passenger rail service's contract while long-term negotiations on the Hoosier State line continue.
INDOT was looking to Corridor Capital to take over hoping it could improve service on the Hoosier State Line, but negotiations ended abruptly last weekend.
Just under 34,000 people road the Hoosier State line between Indianapolis and Chicago last year.
Funding for the Hoosier State Line runs out January 1, when another company is set to take over operations from Amtrak.
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