TxDot to hold public meetings on Texas/Oklahoma passenger rail study
AUSTIN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — TxDOT will be seeking the public's input on the possibility of a Texas/Oklahoma passenger rail at various cities beginning in April.
The federally-funded Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study (TOPRS) will evaluate existing passenger rail services in an 850-mile corridor from Oklahoma City to south Texas as a potential future transportation option.
If built, the rail could help in the reduction demands on the state's roadways, particularly along I-35. The meetings will be the first step in process at gathering public reaction for the study.
The first four of twelve meetings will take place in along the cities where the rail corridor will run. To view all of the locations and dates of the meetings visit online at www.TXOKrail.org
All meetings run from 6 to 8 p.m.
• April 1 – San Antonio – Windcrest Civic Center, 9310 Jim Seal Dr.
• April 2 – Corpus Christi – TxDOT Offices, 1701 S. Padre Island Dr.
• April 3 – Laredo – TxDOT Offices, 1817 Bob Bullock Ave.
• April 4 – Harlingen – Harlingen City Hall, 502 E. Tyler Ave.
A PDF file of the rail map is available below.