The Cause

The Benefits

The Organization

Summarized Contents

Indiana State Rail Plan 2011

PDF version of the Indiana State Rail Plan for 2011

Read below for an idea of what this year's Rail Plan contains.

2.5.1 Federal Rail Intercity Passenger and High Speed Rail Programs

Discusses the Federal Passenger Rail Improvement and Investment Act (PRIIA) of 2008, including three relevant grant programs established through this act (the Intercity Passenger Rail Service Corridor Capital Assistance Program, the High Speed Rail Corridor Development Program, and the Congestion Grant) and the affect of budget appropriations on the availability of these funds. Also enumerates potential passenger rail-related funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA); the Safe, Accountable, Efficient Transportation Equity Act-A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), and other federal programs.

2.7.2 Rail Passenger Studies (Indiana)

Names several studies performed to determine feasibility of various passenger rail routes in Indiana; particular studies can be referenced for results.

2.8 Indiana's Involvement in Multi-State Planning

Details the name and purpose of the various inter-state organizations of which Indiana is a part.

8.1 Existing Intercity Passenger Rail System Routes

Describes existing Amtrak lines through Indiana, including their distance, frequency, and schedule. Provides Amtrak ridership statistics and specific information about each of Indiana's 11 Amtrak stations. Concludes with analysis of Amtrak performance, including data about farebox recovery rates, passenger load, on-time performance, and customer service; provides both a summary and Amtrak's plans for improvement.

9.1 Intercity and High Speed Rail Plans (Proposed)

Details the plans proposed by the Midwest Regional Rail Initiative and the status of each route that passes through Indiana and mentions two unrelated high speed rail ideas that have been investigated.

11.2 Indiana's Rail Passenger Investment Plan

Describes the limited scope of Indiana's current investment in passenger rail.

*Main page image entitled "Amtrak's Friday Hoosier State" by Buddahbless, hosted on Wikimedia Commons.