Passenger USA added the Heartland Flyer Route Guide to its
USA Regional Routes this month. The Heartland Flyer travels daily in
directions between Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Fort Worth Texas. Click
on the map
or link below to check it out!
Trains 821 and 822
access the Rail Passenger USA Heartland Flyer Route Guide
click - Heartland Flyer
and Kansas City – Oklahoma
– Fort Worth
rail expansion between Kansas
City - Wichita - Oklahoma City - Fort Worth and between Oklahoma City -
Chandler - Bristow Sapulpa and Tulsa continues to be promoted by the
corridor communities organization NorthFlyer.org. Click
here to read their February 7,
Department of Transportation Links
information regarding passenger
rail developments in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, click on these
Kansas Department of Transportation -
Passenger Rail Page
Oklahoma Department of
Freight and Passenger Rail Plan Updates
also check out Oklahoma
Rail News-February 2011 from http://oklahomarail.org/
Texas Department of Transportation -
Survives CR Bill HR1 - Amendment 43
amendment to reduce Amtrak's 2011 capital grant by $446 million
(Amendment No. 43 to the U.S. House of Representatives Continuing
Resolution [CR] Bill HR1) failed in a House vote, with 176 "ayes" and
250 "nays" on February 18/19, 2011.
The Continuing Resolution Bill HR1 makes "budget appropriations for
Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the
Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other
can download the final bill (246 pages, 623 KB) by clicking http://www.rules.house.gov/Media/file/PDF_112..,
released this morning, February 25,
Some related articles include:
"CR Spending Cuts Go Deep", a News Room
release by the U.S.
House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations dated February 9, 2011
11, 2011: Hotline #693",
a February 11, 2011 article released by
the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP).
"Rogers: CR is a “Monumental
Accomplishment” for American Taxpayers", a News Room
release by the U.S.
House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations dated February 19, 2011 .
approves $60 billion in budget cuts",
Money article, dated February 19, 2011.
Happy Rails to You!
Rail Passenger USA
Note: Rail Passenger USA has
cancelled the alert issued in the October-November 2010 issue of Train
Times. We found Ray stuck deep in the Oklahoma ice
in early February still insistent on continuing his "Local Area Research".
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