In Kansas, public transportation is hard to come by and practically non-existent outside of the Kansas City and Wichita metro areas. To help remedy this, our administration will lobby the federal and local governments to help re-establish intercity rail service on Amtrak. The first proposal is re-establishing train service between Wichita to Oklahoma City and Kansas City. Additionally, to aid commuters in the Northeast section of the state, a line serving Manhattan-Topeka-Lawrence-Kansas City. This could relieve many commuters of traffic jams and provide jobs constructing, operating and maintaining the line. Rehabilitation of many of the dilapidated tracks would precede new construction. These proposals, more than providing a boost to the economy and adding jobs as previously mentioned, would also help the environment by taking many cars off of the highway.

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  • Jack Bergeson
    published this page in Policy 2018-01-20 18:20:47 -0600