Guthrie Passes Amtrak Resolution
Last night, the Guthrie City Council passed an Amtrak expansion resolution 6-0. In 2008, the City of Guthrie adopted Resolution #2008-10, supporting extending Amtrak passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Newton, Kansas, with a stop in Guthrie. The action on February 6, 2018, was a renewal of the city’s support.
The resolution comes after a recent announcement by the Kansas Department of Transportation that Amtrak will conduct a study exploring whether to expand rail service to Wichita and Newton, Kansas. The Oklahoma and Texas Transportation Departments have pushed for the study for years while awaiting approval from KDOT. If the route is expanded it would connect train service in Texas and Oklahoma City to Wichita and Newton, which is already a stop on the Southwest Chief route from Chicago to Los Angeles.
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