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 is now seeking more letters of support for a "Corridor Designation" which will be required by the Federal Railroad Administration to successfully receive federal funding. A state match for participation in establishing train service is another step in the process.
A resolution of support was received from Oklahoma City this month, now added to 25 other entities that have added their positive backing for new passenger rail service, including as far away as Kansas City.
In March the Kansas and Oklahoma Rail Caucus drew officials from chambers of commerce, city managers, mayors, departments of transportation and Amtrak, who would be the rail service provider. It was announced that Senator Jerry Moran (R) Kansas, has committed to seeking signatures from all DC legislators from the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas in support of Designated Corridor identification. Meeting videos available here: Oklahoma Rail Caucus 25 March 2022 - YouTube Kansas Rail Caucus 3 March 2022 - YouTube