Dedicated to intercity passenger rail expansion between Fort Worth and Kansas City through Oklahoma City and Wichita. We need a connected America!


Resources & Links

Resources:


Amtrak Ridership for FY22

Amtrak Station Program Planning Guidelines 2013

Amtrak Timetable (2018)

Amtrak VP Ray Lang 2022 Slide Deck

Amtrak VP Ray Lang 2022 Video

APTA ROI Guide for Decision Makers (Vol 1) (2021)

APTA ROI Guide for Decision Makers "Methodology" (Vol 2) (2021)

APTA ROI Tool Information (Vol 3) (2021)

APTA ROI Guide for Decision Makers "Slide Deck" (2021)

BNSF Needs Assessment (2020)

FRA Corridor Identification and Development Program 2022

FRA Corridor Identification and Development Letters 2022

FRA Long-Distance Service Study 2022

FRA South Central Fact Sheet (2016)

IIJA (BIL) Infrastructure Act of 2021

IIJA (BIL) New Grants and Policy Programs

IIJA (BIL) Oklahoma

IIJA (BIL) Kansas

Kansas House Bill 2552 (Passenger Rail Commission Act 2010)

Kansas Senate Bill 409 (Passenger Rail Program passed into law 2010)

Kansas Statute 75-5089 (Passenger Rail Service Program and Revolving Fund)

Kansas IKE Transportation Bill Summary

KDOT (High Speed) Rail Feasibility Study 2000 (Read the Results on page 30!)

KDOT HFE Needs Assessment 2020

KDOT Kansas Rail Plan 2006

KDOT Kansas Rail Plan 2010

KDOT Kansas Rail Plan 2017

KDOT Kansas Draft Rail Plan 2022

KDOT Service Development Plan 2011

KU Return on Investment (ROI)  Heartland Flyer Study 2009

MIPRC Meeting Slide Deck (2021)

Midwest Network 220 mph High Speed Rail Benefits Study

MoDOT 2012 Passenger Rail Plan

MoDOT 2021 Passenger Rail Economic Impact

MoDOT 2021 Missouri State Freight and Rail Plan

MORPAC Missouri Passenger Rail Advisory Committee

NARP - Amtrak's Route Accounting Flawed (Executive Summary 2018)

NARP - Amtrak's Route Accounting Flawed (Full White Paper 2018)

NARP (Rail Passengers Association) Handouts 2018-2019

  Passenger Trains: An Energy and Climate Solution

  Rural Mobility in America

  State of Good Repair

  On-Time Performance

  Investments Along the Northeast Corridor

  United States of Underinvestment

  Growing America's Economy

  High-Speed Rail

  Rail Manufacturing = Jobs Across America

NARP State Supported Services Webinar Slide Deck (2021)

New Service – EIS – FONSI Economic Benefit – Alternatives Analysis Studies

NFA Backgrounder 2012 PDF

Tri Fold Documents

   Kansas Tri Fold 2022

   NFA Tri Fold 2021 PDF

   Oklahoma Tri Fold 2022

ODOT Amtrak Contract 2018

ODOT Amtrak Contract 2022

ODOT Carter Burgess Heartland Flyer Study 2005

ODOT Draft State Rail Plan February 2012

ODOT Grant Application for Grade Rail Safety Improvements for the HFE 2022

ODOT State Rail Plan 2018

ODOT State Rail Plan 2021

Oklahoma Passenger Rail Revolving Fund (Title 66-321 to 66-334)

Oklahoma Revenue and Taxation (Title 68)

Oklahoma Tourism and Passenger Rail Act

OneRail - RPA Presentation November 2021

RPA Sean Jeans-Gail at Texas Rail Advocates 2022 Video

RPA Sean Jeans-Gail at Texas Rail Advocates 2022 Slide Deck

Texas Transportation Institute Heartland Flyer Benefit Study

Texas Transportation Institute Heartland Flyer Funding

TXDOT Texas Rail Plan 2010

     Cover

     Executive Summary

     Table of Contents

     Chapter 1 – Introduction

     Chapter 2 – Outreach Process

     Chapter 3 – Freight Rail System

     Chapter 4 – Passenger Rail Systems

     Chapter 5 – Rail Safety and Security

     Chapter 6 – Financial Options

     Chapter 7 – Short and Long-Term Rail Program

TXDOT Texas Rail Plan Chapters 2019

TXDOT Texas Rail Plan Executive Summary 2019

TXDOT Texas Rail Plan Appendices 2019

USDOT Benefit Cost Analysis Guidance for Grant Programs 2022

WATCO Purchase Agreement to buy the Oklahoma Sooner Sub


Links:

All Aboard Washington Advocating modern rail transport in the state of Washington

Amtrak OIG - State Partners Concerns (2022)

Amtrak train stations (USA Rail Guide)

Amtrak home page

Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates (AORTA)

California High-Speed Rail Authority

Coalition for a Livable Future Working for a just and sustainable region.

Denver Union Station Value Capture Case Study

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Friends of Northern Flyer Alliance (FNFA)

Heartland Flyer Coalition (Oklahoma & Texas)

Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT)

Lone Star – Amtrak Train that use to run from Chicago thru Kansas and Oklahoma to Houston

Midwest High-Speed Rail Association

Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission (MIPRC)  Kansas is a member

Midwest Regional Rail Plan - MIPRC & FRA (2021)

Missouri State Rail Plan (2021)

National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP)

North Carolina DOT Rail Division

Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT)

Oregon DOT Rail Division – Agency responsible for freight and passenger rail planning and operations

Oregon Rail Users’ League (ORULE)  – Serves organizations that operate, use and support railroads in Oregon

Pioneer Restoration Organization Coalition to restore passenger rail from Portland to Eastern Oregon, Boise and beyond

Rail Users Network (RUN)

Southwest Chief – Wikipedia

States for Passenger Rail Coalition – Member DOTs includes Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT)

Texas Eagle – Amtrak website

Texas Eagle on Wikipedia

Texas Rail Advocates

The Transport Politic – National coverage of existing and planned rail systems

Trains for America – Blog featuring a diverse array of significant rail issues

Transportation For America – Together we can realize a better transportation system that works for all Americans

Waynoka Historical Society (Harvey House and Depot) Waynoka, Oklahoma

Western High-Speed Rail Alliance

Wichita ACT ICT and Survey Findings Summary (2014)

Wichita ACT ICT Survey Results (2014)