KDOT, Amtrak announcement pushes Newton closer to becoming passenger rail hub

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 are currently working to apply for federal grant dollars to extend the line.

By Adam Strunk Newton is chugging along with its hope to become a major hub for passenger rail. The Kansas Department of Transportation requested...

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