$16M grant awarded for Southwest Chief rail repairs

In a file photo from 2017, then Mayor Barth Hague rides the Amtrak from Wichita to Newton and holds a discussion about the possible expansion of a train line connecting the Heartland Flyer in Oklahoma City to the Southwest Chief in Newton. Amtrak and KDOT announced they were looking for an updated feasibility study into a connecting line, on Jan. 24 2018.

For Newton Now The U.S. Department of Transportation this week awarded a $16 million TIGER grant for track replacement on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief route....

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