Cooke, Denton, and Tarrant Counties – Authorize an agreement with the National Railroad Passenger Corporation relating to the provision of passenger rail service on the Amtrak Heartland Flyer route and the department’s financial support for the operation of the service (MO) The Heartland Flyer provides daily passenger rail service over the BNSF Railway line between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City. The route has been in service since 1999. Operating losses are funded by the states of Oklahoma and Texas. This minute order authorizes the department to enter into an agreement with Amtrak for continued operations through September 2010 and fund the Texas share of operating losses up to $1.95 million. Without state subsidies Amtrak could discontinue passenger rail service on the route.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Texas Transportation Commission authorizes funding for Amtrak Heartland Flyer route
From Texas Transportation Commission Minutes, August 27, 2009