Online survey seeks input on local passenger rail service

December 7, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — An online survey open to Purdue University students, faculty and staff is being conducted to assess the importance of Amtrak rail service to the university community.

The Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission (MIPRC) survey will be open through Dec. 19 and is available online at The “Purdue University MIPRC Universities and Colleges Passenger Rail Survey” takes about 10 minutes to complete, and respondents will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing to receive a $150 Amazon gift card.

Daily intercity passenger rail service is available to the Purdue University community via Amtrak Hoosier State/Cardinal service to Chicago, Indianapolis and points between. Connecting service is also available in Chicago to communities across the nation.

The Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission is a nine-state interstate compact commission that promotes, coordinates and supports regional improvements to passenger rail service. 

Sources: Laura Kliewer, MIPRC director, 630-925-1922

Mike Piggott, director of Purdue community relations, 765-494-9386, 

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