October 3, 2017 – PublicRadioTulsa.org –
How would you like to get to Oklahoma City in 25 minutes?
Some passenger rail supporters think it’s possible with high-speed rail.
At state Sen. Kevin Matthews’ interim study on passenger rail Tuesday, McGrath Construction President Jon McGrath said an elevated line could be built along I-44 to allow for trains up to 220 miles per hour. His firm specializes in railroad construction and has been involved in passenger rail projects in more than two dozen U.S. cities.
McGrath said the system would cost up to $3 billion dollars, but the state wouldn’t have to pay that.