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State continues pursuit of high-speed rail money

State continues pursuit of high-speed rail money

By D. Ray Tuttle
The Journal Record
Posted: 09:29 PM Monday, June 28, 2010

TULSA – High-speed rail service between Oklahoma City and Tulsa could be back on track following action by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

ODOT has teamed with Texas transportation officials to study a high-speed rail line from San Antonio to Tulsa.

“We’ve hooked up with Texas for the multi-corridor proposal,” said ODOT engineer David Streb.

The state has three new prospects, Streb said. There is an application for $3 million for an environmental impact study for the Oklahoma City-to-Tulsa corridor and a $500,000 grant to look at both a statewide rail plan and a multi-state high-speed rail corridor running north from San Antonio to Tulsa, Streb said.

U.S. Department of Transportation officials indicated there would be a decision by the end of the summer, Streb said... FULL ARTICLE


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