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TX-OK-KS ask US DOT and FRA to expand Heartland Flyer Corridor

October 5th, 2022
October 5, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have requested U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Railroad Administration Amit Bose to consider expansion of the daily Heartland Flyer from Fort Worth to Newton,...

Texas Rail Advocates petitions TxDOT to participate in FRA Corridor ID Program

July 16th, 2022
July 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates, in letters to elected and appointed state officials this week, pinpointed three specific passenger rail opportunities that could be eligible for federal grants and assistance under a recently announced Federal Railroad...

Fort Worth Mayor issues letter of support for Heartland Flyer corridor expansion

July 11th, 2022
July 11, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker has jumped aboard as a Heartland Flyer expansion train supporter with a letter to Amit Bose, Federal Railroad Administrator in Washington, D.C.The letter outlines support for re-connecting passenger rail...

FRA issues first quarterly report on Texas Passenger Rail performance

May 18th, 2022
May 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Federal Railroad Administration's first quarterly report on intercity passenger rail performance and service quality is out and for the three Texas services run by Amtrak it's a mixed bag.The period covered is from...

Oklahoma City issues support letter for Amtrak Heartland Flyer expansion

April 16th, 2022
April 14, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Now that the Oklahoma City Council approved a resolution supporting the daily Heartland Flyer and expansion north to Kansas, Amtrak representatives are optimistic that the plan can work within a 5-year timeline. Last year...

Heartland Flyer expansion from Fort Worth-Okla City-north would mean more transportation options

October 5th, 2021
October 5, 2021 - Kateleigh Mills, KOSU.org - As a bipartisan bill that would dedicate $1.2 trillion dollars to improving the nation’s infrastructure waits for the congressional lawmakers to take action, Oklahoma public radio reporters have been asking people what they would improve...

Amtrak, local leaders discuss possible Midwest Expansion, including added Fort Worth frequency

June 9th, 2021
June 8, 2021 - nbcdfw.com - Amtrak's proposed Heartland Flyer expansion would triple the frequency of rides between the station in downtown Fort Worth and Oklahoma City, as well as extend Amtrak service to Newton, Kansas through Wichita. In a Zoom press...

Plans for Heartland Flyer extension from Fort Worth to Kansas ramping up

May 23rd, 2021
May 23, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak officials this past week explained their vision to extend the daily Heartland Flyer, which now runs from Fort Worth to Oklahoma City, northward to Kansas connections. Amtrak Government Affairs spokesmen Derrick James of Chicago...

Amtrak continues to ignore the needs of Texas passengers

August 26th, 2020
August 26, 2020 - TRA Opinion - Connections... Connections... Connections... Without any institutional knowledge left at Amtrak to schedule trains, no one apparently realizes that while Hurricane Laura heads north up the Mississippi Valley the sun is still shining on the Texas...

Oklahoma House gives big boost to expanding Heartland Flyer service

May 13th, 2020
May 13, 2020 - TRA Newswire - The Oklahoma House unanimously passed HR 1036 today, a big boost for expanding passenger rail service on the Heartland Flyer. The House expressed support for the extension of Amtrak service between Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and...

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