7 Interested in Operating Heartland Flyer

A proposal to seek bids to operate the Oklahoma City-Fort Worth, Texas, Heartland Flyer has drawn interest from seven companies.

They include Iowa Pacific, PTSI Transportation, Herzog, First Transit, Corridor Capital, Amtrak, and a company named Erie Lackawanna.

Heartland FlyerProposals are being sought by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, which underwrites much of the costs of the Heartland Flyer.

The train is currently operated by Amtrak.

News media reports indicated that state officials have not named a timeline for when the state will begin receiving bids to operate the Flyer.

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