OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The City Council in Oklahoma City is now formally in support of a plan to extend Amtrak north from the city to Newton, Kansas, just north of Wichita.
Newton is connected to Chicago and Los Angeles and would make passenger rail service a more viable form of alternative transportation for Oklahomans.
The grass-roots group Northern Flyer Alliance that helped save Amtrak's Heartland Flyer from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth, Texas, in 2005 is now leading the push to extend the route north.
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