Evan Stair, Executive Director of PassengerRailOk.org, writes:
We just kicked off a new multi-state Passenger Rail Alliance http://www.NorthFlyer.org. This alliance is intended to get the “next step up” from regular grass roots movements with Mayors and City Councils involved with asking for more passenger rail for the region. The following story was released in the Wichita Eagle newspaper as a result of our work last weekend in Wichita.
We are asking people in Oklahoma to write to Governor Brad Henry to listen to this alliance as citizen input is paramount to our purpose. If you could write him and ask him to pay attention to this issue (that of working with Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to operate the current Oklahoma City to Fort Worth Heartland Flyer on to Kansas City through Wichita) we would be appreciative. As all of you know, grass roots work is hard and sometimes disappointing, but we all have to work to take back our government from Corporate America. This is our contribution.
Governor Henry’s address is…
Governor Brad Henry
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73069-5020
Write something like this… real short and sweet…
Dear Governor Henry:
Please work with Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius on a plan to extend the Heartland Flyer to Kansas City through Wichita. The train started 7 years ago and we still have not seen it run beyond Oklahoma City. What is the holdup?