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Opposition to Selling Rail Line Gains Momentum

Friends of the Eastern Flyer

As a decision nears the end of the line, the move to block the sale of state owned rail tracks between Tulsa and Oklahoma City rolls along. The latest to join those opposing the sale is Cherokee Chief Bill John Baker. He joins a growing chorus of voices asking the state to retain ownership. Evan Stair with Passenger Rail Oklahoma says a bid by Burlington Northern Santa Fe would not be good for those wanting excursion and commuter trains.

It’s expected the Department of Transportation and the Governor will get a recommendation sometime next month.