The Trans Texas Corridor is no more dead than I am. This press release from TxDOT proves it. Throw Loop 9 into the mix and the original vision is right in front of our eyes.
TxDOT Press Release
Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study
Texas’ population and economy are booming, with much of its growth occurring in the already-congested I-35 corridor. While TxDOT continues to explore roadway improvements to keep all of us and our economy moving, other options, such as passenger rail service, fit the needs of many travelers and would reduce demand on the state’s roadways. Through the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study, TxDOT will consider how passenger rail service could fit into this corridor.
Oklahoma City to South Texas
The Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study will evaluate a range of passenger rail service options in an 850-mile corridor from Oklahoma City to south Texas and will conclude with a service-level environmental impact statement. The study will consider the corridor as a whole, as well as three discrete portions of the corridor:
• Oklahoma City to Dallas/Fort Worth
• Dallas/Fort Worth to San Antonio
• San Antonio to Rio Grande Valley / Corpus Christi / Laredo
Send your scoping comments through April 26, 2013.
Comments may also be mailed to:
TxDOT – RRD
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Scoping is designed to gather input on three topics:
• The purpose and need for the study.
• The range of intercity passenger rail alternatives to be studied in the EIS.
• Environmental resources that could be affected by the proposed rail alternatives.
Please note that this is a public process. As part of the agency record for this action, comments you submit may be released in their entirety to a third-party requester, including identifiable personal information such as name, physical address, phone number, or email, if provided.
Because the corridor extends into Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is an important partner in the study. In addition, transit service providers, railroads, metropolitan planning organizations, cities and counties, and community members will be engaged throughout the study.
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