Public Hearing - Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study - Austin
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Public Hearing - Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study - Austin


TxDOT Austin District Office - Building 7 District Hearing Room (Map)
7901 N. I-35
Austin, TX 78753


Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016
Open House: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6 p.m.


The purpose of the hearing is to present the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study (TOPRS) and to receive public comment.


The Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study is a planning-level study to determine the feasibility of developing passenger rail service in an 850-mile corridor running from Oklahoma City, Okla, to South Texas. The study looked at a range of options, from Amtrak-style heavy rail to true high-speed rail service. The study area was broken down into three segments: a northern segment from Oklahoma City to Dallas/Fort Worth; a central segment running from Dallas/Fort Worth to San Antonio; and a southern section from San Antonio to South Texas. The study determined the environmental impacts, identified proposed service types and developed service development plans for each of the three segments. As part of this study, conceptual alignments were developed to determine construction, operation and maintenance costs and revenue estimates for each segment. 

The DEIS and other information relative to the study are on file and available for inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at:

TxDOT Rail Division
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78704

The information will also be available for inspection at the hearings. All interested citizens are invited to attend these public hearings. Verbal and written comments from the public regarding this study are requested and may be presented for a period of 45 calendar days following the hearing. Written comments may be submitted either in person or by mail to:

TxDOT Rail Division
Mr. Mark Werner
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78704

Comments must be received on or before Monday, August 29, 2016, in order to become part of the official hearing record.

*The entire Draft Environmental Impact Statement can be found on the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study (TOPRS) project page.


Rail Planning Section Manager
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 416-3014

Posted July 7, 2016.