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Committee makes rail recomendations

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A committee has submitted recommendations on bringing back passenger rail service to and from Tulsa. Advisory Committee Chairman Rick Westcott says the state should re-establish passenger rail connections between Tulsa and the rest of the nation. He calls the lack of such service ‘an emergency’.

                  

The committee believes passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Tulsa could revitalize economically depressed areas between the state’s two largest metropolitan cities.

Recommendations of the advisory committee are being submitted to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. A task force is looking at ways to re-establish passenger rail service in Eastern Oklahoma