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Oklahoma officials want to expand Heartland Flyer into Kansas, connect to east-west trains

April 11th, 2023
April 9, 2023 - - Oklahoma officials are partnering with their Kansas counterparts in a bipartisan push to expand Oklahoma’s existing passenger rail line into Kansas, giving both states’ residents easier access to major east-west trains.The two states have made...

Oklahoma & Kansas Rail Caucus update efforts on extending Heartland Flyer from Fort Worth northward to KS

April 30th, 2022
April 30, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Northern Flyer Alliance, a grass-roots group working to extend the current Fort Worth to Oklahoma City rail service north to Kansas, has been busy garnering support from cities, towns and state legislatures.The alliance...

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, - 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...

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...

Kansas Senate passes resolution supporting extension of Heartland Flyer from Texas to Kansas

March 22nd, 2020
March 22, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Rail travel from Fort Worth northward through Oklahoma to Kansas took a step forward with the entire Kansas State Senate passing a resolution in support of passenger train service to extend the daily Heartland...

Kansans optimistic on passenger rail to Oklahoma, Texas

February 6th, 2019
January 28, 2019 - - Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) - You can get on a train in Newton and head to Los Angeles or Chicago, but Wichita has not had Amtrak trains stopping in town since the 1970s – but that could soon...

Oklahoma lawmakers look at expanding passenger rail in interim study

September 5th, 2017
September 5, 2017 - TRA Newswire - The Oklahoma House Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 7 at the state capitol to review progress and look at the potential for expansion of passenger rail and light rail transit. The...

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

June 9th, 2017
June 9, 2017 - - 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 a.m., an...

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