Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Sunday, 01 March 2015
Login |  Register 
***BREAKING NEWS***    Liberal PD: Emergency Accident Reporting in Force    ***
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Sunday
Low  20°
High 34°
Monday
Low  34°
High 46°
Tuesday
Low  17°
High 45°
Wednesday
Low  15°
High 36°
Thursday
Low  24°
High 50°
Friday
Low  27°
High 60°
Saturday
Low  28°
High 59°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 21°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Western Kansas May Lose Amtrak's Southwest Chief
08/30/2012

The Wichita City Council is paying close attention to the recent announcement by the Kansas Department of Transportation regarding the future of the Southwest Chief Amtrak route from Newton through western Kansas. The City Council has always been supportive of the continuation of the passenger rail service provided by the Southwest Chief route. In recent years, the City Council also has been supportive of the evaluation of a potential Northern Flyer passenger rail route from Dallas to Kansas City via Wichita. The KDOT announcement raises the possibility that the Southwest Chief service may be re-routed south from Newton through Wichita to link with existing east-west service through Oklahoma. In recent months, Council Member Pete Meitzner has engaged the Wichita business community in an active discussion about the merits of expanded passenger rail service. That discussion will continue, but the dynamics of discussion may change dramatically, depending on the fate of the current Southwest Chief service. “It is imperative that the City of Wichita pay close attention to this rapidly-evolving issue,” said CM Meitzner. “The announcement regarding the future of the Southwest Chief service dictates that we continue this important community discussion and be alert to any challenges or opportunities that present themselves.”
© AP/KAKE
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Monday School Closings and Delays- no school at Tyrone, Meade, Plains/Kismet, Turpin,Sublette, Forgan, Goodwell, Stanton County, Rolla, and SCCC/ATS
LHS Freshman Passes Away After Long Battle With Cancer
Car Crashes into Semi West of Plains
Kansas Teacher Of the Year (KTOY) 2015 Team In Liberal
Liquor Bill Passes Committee
College Goal Sunday has been cancelled today due to weather. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
Liberal PD: Emergency Accident Reporting in Force
Bullpen Blows Leads and Midland Sweeps Seward
Saturday's High School Basketball Scores
No School Friday at USD 210 Hugoton and 209 Moscow While Meade and Satanta School Run Two Hours Late
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Saints Dominate in Independence
Friday's Scores
Katelyn Draper Wins Booster Club Showdown
Borjas Wins State
Liberal PD: Emergency Accident Reporting in Force
Kansas Tax Collections Up $22 Million
Legislative Brownbag Luncheon Set For Monday
Sale of 7th and Western Properties Finalized
Redskins Hold On to Beat Dodge City
Lady Skins Struggle to Score in DC Loss
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group