Amtrack http://wuis.org en Amtrak Deal Keeps Trains Running In Illinois http://wuis.org/post/amtrak-deal-keeps-trains-running-illinois <p>Illinois has agreed to pay more for in-state Amtrak trains. The deal prevents a shutdown of rail service that could have happened as early as next week.</p><p>Illinois is the second-to-last state to reach an agreement with Amtrak.</p><p>The deal was necessary because of a federal law that requires states to pay more if they want to keep shorter-distance rail lines.</p><p>Some states, like California, will pay millions of extra dollars.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:54:15 +0000 Brian Mackey 10727 at http://wuis.org Amtrak Deal Keeps Trains Running In Illinois