Wichita's bid for rail line grant rejected
(Source: Associated Press, September 6, 2013)
WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita lost its first bid for a federal grant to help bring an Amtrak line to downtown but city officials say they'll try again. The city had sought a $12.7 million grant to complete the planning for a possible extension of Amtrak's Heartland Flyer line to Wichita and Newton. The Wichita Eagle reports the plan would connect the Heartland Flyer with the Southwest Chief line to close a rail line gap between Wichita and Oklahoma City.
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Monday, September 09, 2013