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Heartland Flyer

Heartland Flyer, Amtrak train
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At 8:25 every morning, the Heartland Flyer rolls away from the Santa Fe Depot in Oklahoma City for a day trip to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

With Oklahoma’s souring budget outlook, just about everything is on the chopping block, including Oklahoma's Amtrak rail service.

OETA reports that both Oklahoma and Texas are looking for information and entities willing to take over operations of the Heartland Flyer.

ODOT: Passenger Rail Expansion "Distant"

Jul 30, 2013
Jack Snell "Snappy Jack"

Passenger railway travel between Oklahoma City and Tulsa and Oklahoma City and Wichita Kansas may be a distant possibility, according to Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials.

David Streb, director of engineering for the department, said Monday that such developments are still a ways away despite all the buzz.