Kansas joins group advocating for passenger rail service

WASHINGTON — The state of Kansas is the newest member of the States for Passenger Rail Coalition, the organization said today.

Established in early 2000, the States for Passenger Rail Coalition is an alliance of state departments of transportation that supports intercity passenger rail initiatives and advocates for federal funding.

Kansas is the 34th state to join the coalition.

"We look forward to working with other state DOTs to further our understanding of passenger rail service and its role in the state's and nation's multi-modal transportation network," John Maddox, Freight and Rail Program Manager for the Kansas Department of Transportation, said in a statement.