Amtrak Ridership Drops

(Springfield, IL) — Blame low gas prices or lingering track work, but fewer people are riding the train in Illinois. The latest numbers from Amtrak show ridership dropped on the lines from Chicago to St. Louis, Chicago to Carbondale, and Chicago to Quincy. Amtrak says more people are driving. Illinois is just about done with the work on the nearly two-billion-dollar high-speed rail project.