Oklahoma City leaders passed two measures Tuesday that could help bring commuter rail service to Oklahoma City. City council members voted to support an application for federal grant money to fund commuter rail lines from downtown Oklahoma City to Tinker Air Force Base and from Edmond to Norman. Council members also asked the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments to conduct a study to determine the best location for a downtown commuter rail transit hub. Mayor Mick Cornett said the resolution supporting the grant funds expresses the city’s willingness to chip in if matching funds are required for the maintenance of the commuter rail lines. "This just shows our intent to be a part of the solution without knowing what that obligation might be,” Cornett said. "It doesn’t actually commit us to anything other than best intent.” City Manager Jim Couch said the city’s share of the costs isn’t known, but would likely be less than $1 million a year. Oklahoma City, Del City, Midwest City, Edmond, Moore and Norman will all be expected to share some portion of the cost for maintaining the lines if they are built, city officials said. Cornett said the resolution was needed to help convince federal officials the city is serious about the project. "The funding for this proposed line is very much up in the air,” Cornett said. "There are federal grants involved. The state could get involved. We expect these other municipalities to get involved. I’d like to see this line happen, but it’s very early in the process.” If such lines are built, the city will need a place for downtown passengers to get on and off. City leaders are convinced such a transportation hub also would need to connect with the other mass transit services in Oklahoma City. Right now, that means buses. City officials also want a hub that can accommodate a streetcar system if one is funded in the future. The study the city is requesting from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments would determine the best place for a transportation hub meeting those requirements. The city also is expected to include transit in its plans for MAPS 3. Cornett said the MAPS 3 proposal will be unveiled by the end of next week.