Heartland Flyer Ridership Up

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Ridership on Amtrak's service between
Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, continues to rise as gas
prices remain high.
The Heartland Flyer had 40 percent more passengers last month
than it did in July a year ago. Amtrak reported having about 11,700
passengers last month, as compared to 8,300 a year ago.
Amtrak says ridership is up by 17 percent during the past 10
months. There were 67,000 passengers in the period from October to
July compared with 57,000 in the same period a year earlier.
Supporters had to rally in 2005 to extend public funding of the
daily train service, which is now considering extending to Tulsa or
Kansas City, Mo.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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