Amtrak to pay for next step in possible return to Wichita, Kansas

By Pilar Pedraza, KAKE ABC; March 14, 2019 WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – “I think that it would be really cool…

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Wichita, Kansas city leaders in Washington to talk about funding and Amtrak

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; March 12, 2019 WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Mayor Jeff Longwell and city council members are…

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Kansans optimistic on passenger rail to Oklahoma, Texas

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; January 28, 2019 Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – You can get on a train in Newton…

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Can Wichita, Kansas get Amtrak train service back? Backers’ hopes ride on next year

By Dion Lefler, The Wichita Eagle; December 10, 2018 Chime Onwugbufor lives in Wichita, works in Chicago and commutes on…

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Opinion: Improved passenger rail important

By The Editorial Board, The Kansan; October 7, 2018 This week Bob Myers, city manager for the City of Newton,…

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Uncertainty around Amtrak’s Southwest Chief holds up Heartland Flyer extension

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; October 5, 2018 Deborah Fischer Stout, the president of the Northern Flyer Alliance, had the…

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‘Rail summit’ seeking to bring together civic leaders

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan; August 8, 2018 Invitations have been going out for a passenger rail summit, set for…

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Amtrak considering buses for part of Southwest Chief

From The Kansan; June 25, 2018 There is a new threat to the Southwest Chief, a long distance Amtrak train…

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Kansas Senate committee looks at passenger rail

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Ottawa Herald; January 26, 2018 Led by Sen. Carolyn McGinn (R-Sedgwick), the Kansas Senate…

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Newton, Kansas Poised To Be Regional Hub If Passenger Rail Expands North

By Nadya Faulx, KMUW Wichita; October 11, 2017 The city of Newton, Kansas, sits on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief route, which…

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