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Texas Rail Plan update

The Texas Rail Plan is a federally specified document detailing the state of the rail system in Texas and opportunities for improvement.

The update to the 2019 Texas Rail Plan is currently underway. The Plan will reflect the latest rail project priorities and fulfill eligibility requirements for federal funding of rail projects. Activities include planning and stakeholder engagement to facilitate the development of policies, programs, and agency-specific strategies to improve the efficiency of freight movement and maintain on-time passenger service.

The rail system is a vital component of our thriving economy, safely connecting industries, ports and people without congesting highways. TxDOT can maximize the value of rail through collaboration with private and local stakeholders, and identification and facilitation of important projects.

TxDOT expects to complete the update to the Plan in the fall of 2024.

TxDOT Rail Division Contact Information


Resource Description
Current Rail Plan The 2019 Texas Rail Plan, Executive Summary, and Appendices are available.
Short Line Railroad Directory The 2023 Short Line Railroad Directory includes points of contact, ownership, mapping, existing and potential industrial development, equipment, and staffing.