Amtrak Expansion Feasibility Study

By Tom Hale | September 28, 2010

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and Amtrak have agreed on the scope of the Amtrak Expansion Feasibility Study. KDOT has budgeted $200,000 for the study, which will identify capital requirements and operating costs needed to provide state-sponsored passenger rail service between Kansas City; Oklahoma City; and Fort Worth, TX.

Officials say the study will consider factors such as potential schedules, railcar and locomotive availability, and capital needs for rail improvements to accommodate passenger service. Preliminary work has already begun, and Amtrak expects to complete the study sometime this year.