WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Federal rail and state transportation officials have
approved a process that could restore passenger rail service to Fort Wayne.
Journal Gazette reports the last passenger trains to serve the city ended in
Councilman Geoff Paddock says the preliminary work examining restarting
service is planned to begin in January and end by fall. It'll include a
rough assessment of the engineering, technical aspects and the environmental
impact of restarting regular passenger trips between Chicago and Columbus,
Stops on the route could include Warsaw, Plymouth, Valparaiso and Gary in
Indiana and Lima, Kenton and Marysville in Ohio.
process is being paid for with $350,000 from municipalities along the route
as well as businesses, educational institutions and community foundations.
Public input meetings will be part of the process.