On Friday, October 21, 2011 Fred Lanahan, NIPRA Board President, attended a focus group on passenger rail in Hobart, Indiana sponsored by IU Northwest and the Indiana High Speed Rail Association. Input was taken from the 20+ attendees from business, education, municipal representatives and representatives of the Indiana High Speed Rail Association and Mr. Lanahan, representing NIPRA. The input will be used to develop a statewide survey in Indiana to gauge interest and support for high speed passenger rail in Indiana.