Tags: "Heartland Flyer"

11 Aug
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$31 special Heartland Flyer rail fare posted for October OU-TX game train

Updated August 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – If you’re one of about 300 football fans coming to Dallas from Oklahoma for the Texas-OU game in October you could snag a special fare on the Heartland Flyer out of Oklahoma ...

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30 Jul
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Newspaper: Passenger rail could be a boon for Oklahoma

July 29, 2017 – TahlequahDailyPress.com – State Reps. Monroe Nichols and Forrest Bennett are on the right side of history – and they’re on the side of Oklahomans who believe restoration of a robust passenger rail service could be a ...

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09 Jun
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Video: Officials test the tracks Friday on Amtrak train OKC-KC

June 9, 2017 – Wichitaeagle.com – Video in link – Passenger rail service in Wichita hasn’t existed since 1979, but on Friday, the city got a sneak peek at what it might look like if it ever returns. At 11:55 ...

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17 Aug
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Amtrak chief: Likes expansion with TX-OK & Wichita

August 4, 2016 – Kansas.com Heralded by the blast of a train whistle and the screech of brakes, Amtrak’s chief executive made a stop in Newton on Thursday to celebrate the salvation of the town’s passenger rail service and talk ...

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28 May
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Heartland Flyer funding OK for FY-17 but competition may pop up

May 26, 2016 – Passenger Rail Oklahoma reports that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has informed the rail advocacy organization that funding for the Heartland Flyer service between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City has been approved for FY-2017.  However, the legislature left the ...

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16 Apr
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Heartland Flyer expands and now faces contraction from Okla legislators

Updated April 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire While the north segment of the daily Heartland Flyer is expanding and expects ridership gains, Oklahoma legislators are talking about dismantling or cutting back the popular train on the southern end between Oklahoma ...

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24 Jan
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TxDOT Rail Director says locals need to “Empower 35” rail plan / Calls for changes to Heartland Flyer service

January 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire Highlights: I-35 Corridor passenger rail plan due out soon Heartland Flyer Fort Worth to Oklahoma service could be up for grabs Beaumont railroad bridge and Laredo freight traffic bottlenecks in rail division sights Within ...

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19 Dec
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AMTRAK western long distance trains at the end of 2015; a positive report

December 19, 2015 – Commentary by Russ Jackson / RailPAC Here we are, Christmastime 2015, and lo and behold the Amtrak long distance trains continue to roll and to some extent thrive despite the negative publicity that they are “money ...

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31 Oct
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It’s time for the ODOT-TxDOT Heartland Flyer to grow up

June 14, 1999 was the first run of the Oklahoma state supported Heartland Flyer, a daily train that made a round-trip between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas. It ended a twenty year drought of passenger rail service in that ...

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