Heartland Flyer Preparing for Holiday Travel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The state's only passenger rail service is bracing for a busy holiday season. Amtrak officials say usage of the Heartland Flyer has remained strong the past year, and they're predicting an increase through the holidays.

The Heartland Flyer runs daily from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth, Texas.

Amtrak is advising customers to buy tickets early. A new feature Amtrak is offering is an interactive route atlas, available on the Internet at www.amtrak.com or you can log onto the Heartland Flyer website at www.heartlandflyer.com.