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 conference Tuesday, Amtrak officials and local politicians discussed the Heartland Flyer vision, which would increase the current one daily roundtrip from Fort Worth to Oklahoma City to three a day.

"This service would connect to the Texas Triangle routes we have in our vision out of Fort Worth and two important long-distance services in Newton," Amtrak president Stephen Gardner said on the call. "This new service would extend substantially travel options and stimulate the economy."

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