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« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2016, 02:21:17 pm »

I'd like to see a high speed train from Tulsa direct to Fort Worth.


An indirect connection is in the Federal Railroad Administrations longterm strategic plan.

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2016, 03:47:53 pm »


An indirect connection is in the Federal Railroad Administrations longterm strategic plan.


With Tulsa as a dead-end,
Unless you just want to go to Texas.  Everyone from Oklahoma wants to go to Texas.  Would just hate to go to Chicago.
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2016, 04:23:25 pm »

Connection from Tulsa to KC would give easy access to a lot of area for a lot of people - not just OK, but TX to north and east, too.




I don't expect that much 'vision' from anything Federal.... Lowered Expectations.

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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2016, 04:24:51 pm »

With Tulsa as a dead-end,
Unless you just want to go to Texas.  Everyone from Oklahoma wants to go to Texas.  Would just hate to go to Chicago.

But with what the map shows you can get to Chicago from Tulsa, just tak the one to Dallas and then two to three other trains and possibly an additional day or so but you get there eventually. Just don't plan a trip to the west coast or PNW, that may take closer to a week or more.
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2016, 11:15:02 am »

But with what the map shows you can get to Chicago from Tulsa, just tak the one to Dallas and then two to three other trains and possibly an additional day or so but you get there eventually. Just don't plan a trip to the west coast or PNW, that may take closer to a week or more.

I think it's a big deal Tulsa's even pinpointed...frankly, I'm a little surprised.

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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2016, 11:26:19 am »

I think it's a big deal Tulsa's even pinpointed...frankly, I'm a little surprised.



Completely agree, (was being a little sarcastic) but the weak link seems to be the OKC to Dallas stretch, or have they found money in the budget to support that route? I know I read about the possibility of it going away. I know that Caltrans is working on the LA to Sacramento, and they are supposed going to start on the LA to Las Vegas route soon. Both of those I know will see a lot of rider ship especially the LA/Vegas route. But I also think a route to KC is a good idea even if it's not high speed because it does open up to more connections.
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2016, 11:30:38 am »

Completely agree, (was being a little sarcastic) but the weak link seems to be the OKC to Dallas stretch, or have they found money in the budget to support that route? I know I read about the possibility of it going away. I know that Caltrans is working on the LA to Sacramento, and they are supposed going to start on the LA to Las Vegas route soon. Both of those I know will see a lot of rider ship especially the LA/Vegas route. But I also think a route to KC is a good idea even if it's not high speed because it does open up to more connections.

I have to assume that anyone controlled by petroleum interests will do their best to shoot down anything like this for Oklahoma.
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2016, 11:50:52 am »

Very cool.  I'm guessing estimated construction date is 2196 just after we invent teleporation packs.
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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2016, 12:07:13 pm »

and Glenpool.

Glenpool is down to one stoplight that doesn't effect traffic near as much as Okmulgee and Henrietta do.
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2016, 05:57:02 pm »

I have to assume that anyone controlled by petroleum interests will do their best to shoot down anything like this for Oklahoma.

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