Oklahoma Department Of Transportation appoints two employees to leadership positions

By Chris Galford, Transportation Today; July 8, 2019 Two long-time Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) employees have been appointed to…

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Heartland Flyer celebrates 20 years on track in Oklahoma, Texas

By Kaylee Douglas, Oklahoma News 4 KFOR; June 11, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amtrak Heartland Flyer is celebrating its…

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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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Amtrak May Expand To Oklahoma

By Emory Bryan, KOTV News on 6; February 18, 2019 TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma – An infusion of cash for Amtrak,…

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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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Opening weekend Oklahoma City streetcar ridership totals released

By William Crum, The Oklahoman; December 20, 2018 Embark transit said it counted 20,104 trips taken on the downtown streetcar…

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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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Streetcar projects flourish as cities seek to attract businesses, millennials

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 2018 When Oklahoma City opens its OKC Streetcar service later…

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Here for long haul: BNSF Railway investments mirror footprint in Oklahoma

  By Rhett Morgan, Tulsa World, September 2, 2018 An objective of President Abraham Lincoln, who never lived to witness…

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Passenger rail between Tulsa and Oklahoma City? Company seeks another Eastern Flyer operator

  By Kyle Hinchey, Tulsa World; June 22, 2018 A railroad company is seeking a new operator to run a…

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State agency awards contract for Oklahoma City Santa Fe Station improvements

By Randy Ellis, newsok.com; June 5, 2018 A $2,287,250 contract to continue the work of transforming Oklahoma City’s historic Santa…

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Oklahoma state lawmaker: Task force will study high-speed rail service Tulsa-Oklahoma City

By Don Bishop, KRMG; March 9, 2018 Tulsa, Okla. –  Tulsa Senator Kevin Matthews is starting a bipartisan task force…

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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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Oklahoma City Santa Fe Station Re-Opens After $28 Million In Renovations

By Karl Torp, News 9; December 7, 2017 OKLAHOMA CITY – After 3 years of construction, the first phases of…

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Open house to show off depot restoration in downtown Oklahoma City

By William Crum, The Oklahoman; November 20, 2017 Children’s activities are the focus of a Dec. 9 open house for…

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Tulsa, Oklahoma Railroad History: Why Downtown’s Streets Are Skewed

By CHARLIE CANTRELL, Editor at Large, GTR Newspapers; November 8, 2017 Ever notice how all those downtown streets encapsulated in…

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Study: Proposed Texas-Oklahoma passenger-rail service is ‘feasible’

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 8, 2017 A study of a proposed passenger-rail service between Oklahoma City and South Texas…

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Wind Rides on the Back of Union Pacific Trains

A press release from Union Pacific Railroad; September 29, 2017: Drive down an interstate in Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, California or…

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