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Newspaper praises Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt for support of Heartland Flyer train

July 9th, 2023
July 7, 2023 - -Oklahomans should Gov. Kevin Stitt credit where it’s due, even when they disagree with his handling of other issues. And when it comes to interstate train travel, his actions will go down in history on...

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...

TX-OK-KS Heartland Flyer corridor designation request awaits fed approval

December 9th, 2022
December 9, 2020 - TRA Newswire -A tri-state DOT request for passenger rail service from Fort Worth, through Oklahoma City to Kansas now winds its way through the Washington D.C. bureaucracy. The transportation departments  of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas submitted...

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 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...

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...

Amtrak to conduct study on expanding passenger rail service from Fort Worth to Wichita, Newton KS

January 29th, 2018
January 29, 2018 - KMUW.og - Amtrak is moving ahead on a feasibility study regarding the possible extension of the Heartland Flyer route. The Kansas Department of Transportation made the announcement late Friday in a statement released by the city of Wichita. If the route...

FRA Releases Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study Service Level Report

November 7th, 2017
November 7, 2017 - TRA Newswire -   Three-segment, 850-mile corridor would provide passenger rail service Northern Section – Edmond, OK to Dallas and Fort Worth, TX: Additional Amtrak-type service is the Preferred Alternative. Central Section – Dallas and Fort Worth to San...

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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