WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Amtrak says it will use buses to connect people in Wichita with its trains in Oklahoma City and Newton.
Several state and local officials announced the bus connection Monday, providing the first Amtrak service in Wichita since 1979.
The Wichita Eagle reports one bus route will connect with Amtrak’s Southwest Chief in Newton while another route will connect with the Heartland Eagle in Oklahoma City.
The Amtrak connection will run daily out of the Greyhound station in downtown Wichita.
Kansas Secretary of Transportation Mike King says the bus service opens a new transportation option along the Interstate 35 corridor.
Several officials said young people in particular had pushed for a way to connect to Amtrak, which provides routes to cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth.