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Supporters

It is high time that our state and our nation began to provide viable, 21st-century options for transportation. A 2009 study by the Texas Transportation Institute showed that the less than $4 million invested by TX & OK in our Heartland Flyer service yielded an $18 million boost to the economies en route. Commuters could rest or work on their rides between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, while the dangers and expenses associated with driving are greatly diminished. Tulsans could enjoy trips to Bricktown and going to see the OKC Thunder play at Chesapeake Arena or continue via train to Norman for an OU game. The citizens of OKC could visit Tulsa's burgeoning Blue Dome and Brady Districts, attend a concert at the BOK Center, or catch a Drillers game at the new ONEOK Ball Park. Stroud and other small towns en route also stand to gain from more visitors and contributors to their local economy. The Eastern Flyer would also connect Oklahomans with the nation-wide Amtrak system, through which one can travel the entire country. In these times of economic uncertainty and high energy costs, it's a no-brainer that Oklahomans should have multi-modal options for transport - if you're an Okie and you agree, take action now!

Call Gov. Fallin or write her a letter here: http://www.ok.gov/governor/Contact_the_Governor/index.html#

Contact representatives from the Eastern Flyer Task Force here:

Dean Schirf, Chair, Eastern Flyer Task Force
dsharrah@cox.net

Evan Stair, Vice-chair, Eastern Flyer Task Force
evanstair@passengerrailok.org

Brian Bigbee, Oklahoma Department of Transportation
BBigbie@ODOT.ORG

Letter to
Local, State & Federal Legislatures, Governor Fallin Oklahoma Local, State, & Federal Representatives
OKC Council - Ward 6 Meg Salyer
OKC Council - Ward 7 Ronald Skip Kelly
and 22 others
OKC Council - Ward 8 Patrick J. Ryan
Tulsa City Council - District 4 Blake Ewing
Tulsa City Council - District 1 Jack Henderson
Tulsa City Council - District 9 G.T. Bynum
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Oklahoma State House
Oklahoma State Senate
OKC Council - Ward 5 David Greenwell
OKC Council - Ward 4 Pete White
OKC Council - Ward 3 Larry McAtee
Tulsa City Council - District 2 Jeannie Cue
Tulsa City Council - District 3 David Patrick
Tulsa City Council - District 5 Karen Gilbert
Tulsa City Council - District 6 Byron Steele
Tulsa City Council - District 7 Thomas Mansur
Tulsa City Council - District 8 Phil Lakin, Jr.
Mayor of Tulsa Dewey Bartlett
Mayor of OKC Mick Cornett
OKC Council - Ward 1 Gary Marrs
OKC Council - Ward 2 Dr. Ed Shadid
Oklahoma Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Oklahoma State Legislature and Governor Fallin.

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Implement the Eastern Flyer passenger rail plan.

It is high time that our state and our nation began to provide viable, 21st-century options for transportation. A 2009 study by the Texas Transportation Institute showed that the less than $4 million invested by TX & OK in our Heartland Flyer service yielded an $18 million boost to the economies en route. Commuters could rest or work on their rides between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, while the dangers associated with driving virtually disappear. Tulsans could enjoy trips to Bricktown and going to see the OKC Thunder play at Chesapeake Arena or continue via train to Norman for an OU game. The citizens of OKC could visit Tulsa burgeoning Blue Dome and Brady Districts, attend a concert at the BOK Center, or catch a Drillers game at the new ONEOK Ball Park. Stroud and other small towns en route also stand to gain from more visitors and contributors to their local economy. The Eastern Flyer would also connect Oklahomans with the nation-wide Amtrak system, through which one can travel the entire country. In these times of economic uncertainty and high energy costs, it's a no-brainer that Oklahomans should have multi-modal options for transport - if you're an Okie and you agree, take action now!

Call Gov. Fallin or write her a letter here: http://www.ok.gov/governor/Contact_the_Governor/index.html#

Contact representatives from the Eastern Flyer Task Force here:

Dean Schirf, Chair, Eastern Flyer Task Force
dsharrah@cox.net

Evan Stair, Vice-chair, Eastern Flyer Task Force
evanstair@passengerrailok.org

Brian Bigbee, Oklahoma Department of Transportation
BBigbie@ODOT.ORG

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Sincerely,