To conduct a comprehensive analysis of the freight rail network in the Houston and Beaumont regions to identify mutually beneficial mobility improvements.

A program of projects to address freight rail mobility needs and congestion near public highway-railroad crossings.

The TxDOT Rail Division will model potential freight rail improvements in the Houston and Beaumont regions. The study will include concept development for expansion, operations, rail-highway improvements, and execution strategies to improve the efficiency of through-freight rail operations and road user mobility.

The project team is gathering data for rail traffic modeling. We will host an online survey this summer, with a link from this page, to help identify community priorities. The full report will be published in 2020.