Before a project is built, a study must be done to determine if it will fill a transportation need, will not negatively impact the surrounding area and fits the department's overall plan. During the study phase, potential projects are analyzed to determine if they are cost effective, while also efficiently improving mobility. Some of these projects have moved beyond the study phase and are under construction.
|Central Texas||Ports-to-Plains Corridor||Examines transportation options from Laredo to Amarillo|
||I-20 East Texas Corridor||Evaluation of current safety and capacity needs from Dallas to the Louisiana border|
|South Texas||Texas-Mexico Border Crossings||Examines options to relieve congestion at Texas-Mexico border crossings|
|Statewide||Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study||Evaluation of a range of passenger rail service options in an 850-mile corridor from Oklahoma City to south Texas.|
|Statewide||US 190 and I-10||Evaluates options for a corridor from Louisiana to El Paso|
|West Texas||West Texas Freight Rail Study||Studies the needs for freight rail in the West Texas area|