Kansas submits grant proposal for less expensive Heartland Flyer rail project


Kansas is taking a significant step toward expanding Amtrak service, officially submitting a proposal to get in line for funding for a proposed rail route from Oklahoma City to Newton.

The state - along with Oklahoma - recently applied to the Federal Railroad Administration to get the Heartland Flyer extension added to a pipeline of national rail projects.

It would bring passenger rail service north into Kansas from Oklahoma City, where it already runs to Forth Worth with connections to Dallas and San Antonio.

The 206-mile project is now estimated - in 2020 dollars - at about $124.4 million. It was originally . . .


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