The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) is soliciting public comments on an environmental analysis of recent changes made to the TEX Rail project since a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was completed.
Federal regulations require that all DEIS studies be re-evaluated by the sponsoring federal agency — in this case, the Federal Transit Administration — before filing the Final EIS if there have been changes to the project or potential changes to the environment, The T officials said in a prepared statement.
As a result, a stand-alone environmental assessment was completed to document the changes, and re-evaluate the social, economic and environmental impacts.
Formerly known as the Southwest-to-Northeast Rail Corridor, the TEX Rail project is a proposed 37-mile commuter-rail line that would run from southwest Fort Worth, through the downtown, on to Grapevine and into the north end of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
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