Southwest Chief http://kmuw.org en Emporia Residents Raising Funds For Amtrak Impact Study http://kmuw.org/post/emporia-residents-raising-funds-amtrak-impact-study <p>A group of Emporia residents is trying to raise funds for an impact study in the hopes of bringing Amtrak back to Emporia.</p><p>Members of the Emporia Amtrak Task Force have been talking to Amtrak and BNSF railroad staff, as well as Emporia State University and community leaders.</p><p>BNSF owns the tracks on which Amtrak's Southwest Chief runs.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:34:28 +0000 Associated Press 37839 at http://kmuw.org How Will Passenger Rail Service In Wichita Affect You? City Officials Want To Know http://kmuw.org/post/how-will-passenger-rail-service-wichita-affect-you-city-officials-want-know <p>Officials want to hear from you about the effect that passenger rail service will have in Wichita.</p><p>The Wichita Public Library is hosting a <a href="http://www.wichita.lib.ks.us/Calendar/">Brown Bag Lunch discussion</a> on the issue at its central location on August 27 at noon, in coordination with the League of Women Voters - Wichita Metro.</p><p>Vice Mayor Pete Meitzner will speak. Meitzner is leading Wichita's efforts to enhance transportation.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:44:29 +0000 Kate Clause 20263 at http://kmuw.org How Will Passenger Rail Service In Wichita Affect You? City Officials Want To Know