UNDATED -- The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has set up several ways for the public to comment on the high-speed passenger rail that would connect Oklahoma City and Tulsa along the Interstate 44 corridor. The public comment period runs through October 19.
The proposed route would begin at the Santa Fe Station in Oklahoma City and connect north then east to the Union Pacific Harter Yard near Lincoln Blvd. and Reno Ave., then along the abandoned Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad right-of-way north to the terminus of the I-44/Turner Turnpike at I-35, which is about 12 miles.
The rail line would then proceed to parallel I-44 on the north, on new alignment about 75 miles. Near Sapulpa, the rail line would cross I-44 on new alignment, tie to existing state-owned rail line and then connect to the existing BNSF track for the remaining 19-mile route into Tulsa's Union Station.
If Oklahoma is selected for high-speed rail funding, more detailed environmental review, design and public involvement will be undertaken.
Comments will be accepted through October 19 by writing to:
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