October 23, 2015  (Tulsa) -

The head of Tulsa’s passenger rail task force says the city is ready to take the last step toward having service into downtown.

Former city councilor Rick Westcott said Iowa Pacific needs the state’s designation as the official passenger carrier, and for that to happen, they need a terminal.

"The folks at Iowa Pacific tell me all they need is 1,000 square feet, just a structure to get people out of the weather, let them buy a ticket and wait for the train," Westcott said.

Read more: http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-ready-take-last-step-toward-passenger-rail-downtown#stream/0

From PassengerRailOK.org:

Westcott provided a presentation to a Tulsa City Council Public Works Committee.  The presentation encouraged the standing Tulsa City Council to take actions to bring a proposed Oklahoma City-Sapulpa passenger into downtown Tulsa.  It also included a discussion of work that lies ahead specific to Tulsa. The segment can be viewed at the following URL:  http://tulsa-ok.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=2975
Westcott's presentation begins at 00:33:17 and ends at 00:58:54.

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