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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....

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 - ksn.com - 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 - 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 a.m., an...

Oklahoma wants Texas to step up with Heartland Flyer service

October 26th, 2016
[caption id="attachment_2652" align="alignnone" width="300"] OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA[/caption] October 25, 2016 - TRA Newswire – The Oklahoma Senate Transportation Committee held an interim study Wednesday to look at the both the costs and the benefits of the Heartland Flyer, the Amtrak line that...

TxDOT, FRA seeking input on passenger rail study

July 24th, 2016
July 18, 2016 - KVUE.com The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are seeking public input on proposed intercity rail services between Oklahoma City and South Texas. The Interstate 35 corridor currently has Amtrak...

Heartland Flyer expands and now faces contraction from Okla legislators

April 16th, 2016
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 City...

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