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 the Oklahoma legislature passed a resolution in favor of the expansion.
Extension of the daily train that begins its journey in Fort Worth would open up rail travel opportunities into Wichita, other Kansas destinations including Kansas City and across to the West and East coasts.
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, citing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that was passed by Congress last year, said that the new law allows for expansion under the railroad's 2035 vision called Amtrak ConnectsUS.