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Amtrak will continue to operate the Hoosier State service between Indianapolis and Chicago under an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) contract extension through April 1. A previous contract extension expired Jan. 31. The 60-service agreement will provide the parties extra time to complete long-term contract negotiations for Amtrak to continue operating the service, with portions of provided by INDOT contractors, Amtrak officials said in a press release.INDOT officials are negotiating renewal of the service on behalf of the state and Beech Grove, Crawfordsville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Tippecanoe County and West Lafayette.The four-days-weekly Hoosier State and the three-days-weekly Amtrak Cardinal service provide service between Indianapolis and Chicago.