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Oklahoma Rail Programs

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” --Will Rogers

For more information about rail in Oklahoma, please click here or select from the categories below.


Describes the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's role in the state's rail system including overseeing the Heartland Flyer passenger service, highway construction projects affecting railroad property, railroad crossing safety improvements, and maintenance of the state-owned rail lines.

Oklahoma State Rail Plan - 2018

History of Oklahoma Rail

Oklahoma Rail Map 1974

Rail Maps 2014 - 2015

Rail Maps 2018 - 2020

Oklahoma Railroads


Passenger Rail in Oklahoma

Heartland Flyer 
The “Heartland Flyer” was started on June 15, 1999, as a joint venture between Amtrak and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. It is currently the only passenger rail available in Oklahoma. 

Helpful Rail Apps

Apple Store
Google Play


Railroad Safety Programs

Operation Lifesaver: Rail Safety Education
Safety Crossing Initiative


Federal Programs

TIGER - Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery


State-Owned Rail Properties

Sooner Sub

Cowboy Sub

Blackwell Sub

Oklahoma State Rail Plan - 2021

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is updating the Rail Plan to address existing and future passenger and freight rail service in Oklahoma. It reflects the latest rail project priorities and fulfills eligibility requirements for federal funding of rail projects.

The Oklahoma Rail Plan enables Oklahoma to:

  • Take inventory and review usage of all rail lines
  • Analyze rail service goals and rail's contribution
  • Catalog and assess potential infrastructure projects
  • Examine financing issues for projects and services
  • Review rail safety improvement projects

Passenger rail updates are made annually. The full plan is revised every four years.

Stakeholder Meeting #1

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation held a stakeholder meeting on April 13, 2021. It provided stakeholders an introduction to the State Rail Plan and gathered feedback on a variety of topics including rail needs, project identification and goals/priorities.

Review the stakeholder meeting materials:

Stakeholder Meeting #2

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation held a stakeholder meeting on June 16, 2021. It provided stakeholders an overview of the Rail Plan’s draft goals and priorities and gathered feedback on Oklahoma’s unfunded rail projects in order to identify which projects to advance for state and/or federal funding.

Review the stakeholder meeting materials:


Last Modified on Jul 13, 2021
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