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 in our state if they had the chance. More public transportation options is one of the most common responses.
At Oklahoma City’s historic Santa Fe Depot, an art-deco building that harkens back to when passenger rail was prominent in Oklahoma, passengers are boarding here to go south towards Fort Worth, Texas.
The Heartland Flyer is a once-daily round trip passenger train that came online in 1999. It’s the only passenger rail line in the state, but that could be changing.