Proposals to privatize Hoosier State Line?

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – INDOT is asking for proposals that could partially privatize the Hoosier State Line.

The Indiana Department of Transportation has published a request for proposals to improve the line, that runs from Indianapolis to Chicago four days a week.

The state and some local governments, including Tippecanoe County and the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette, have agreed to keep the line running for one year.

INDOT wants to improve the service by increasing the number of passengers and decreasing operating costs. They hope this can be done by opening its operation to competition from private operators. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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