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Oklahoma City Council to express its support for preserving passenger rail options

The Oklahoma Transportation Department is to consider bids for the 97.5-mile Sooner Subdivision. The “Sub” could be the main link in a passenger line between Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
by William Crum Published: February 6, 2014
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Oklahoma City plans to ask the state Transportation Department to preserve passenger rail service options as the department weighs offers on tracks running from Del City to Sapulpa.

The Transportation Department is to consider bids for the 97.5-mile Sooner Subdivision. The “Sub” could be the main link in a passenger line between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, the state's two biggest cities.

A city manager's report states various studies have indicated passenger rail is an important component of transportation plans for the growing Oklahoma City metro area.

Ward 4 Councilman Pete White said the Oklahoma City Council is waiting to make its request official until after the Tulsa City Council expresses official support for passenger service.

William Crum, Staff Writer

by William Crum
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OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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