The Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association (NIPRA) held a public meeting yesterday at the Baker Street Train Station.
The main speaker was INDOT Commissioner Michael W. Reed. Â Commissioner Reed announced that Governor Mitch Daniels would be committing to the “south” route passenger service for Northern Indiana and would be applying for Federal Stimulus funding to build a rail corridor from Chicago, to Fort Wayne and up to Toledo, Ohio. Â This was a momentous announcement in that there has been some ambivalence about Governor Daniels feelings on the subject. Â Geoff Paddock, NIPRA Board member, commented to me later that his was the first good news he’s had in almost a Â decade of work on this project. Â I have more video of the entire meeting plus an interview with Councilwoman Karen Goldner which I will post sometime this weekend.
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