Local passenger rail advocates will try again to get money to bring passenger trains back to
This follows a disappointing effort last year when
“We believe that would open up a lot of tourist activity, a lot of economic development activity in our state,” said Geoff Paddock, board member of the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association (NIPRA).
As the legislature gets ready to convene, members of NIPRA are pushing lawmakers to set aside money for rail development.
“We see this as a very desirable area for folks to want to travel,” said Paddock.
NIPRA’s goal is to get a train from
“There'll be nice stories to tell about riding comfortably in cars, and being able to do your work on your way to
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