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FRA, TxDOT seek public input on Texas high-speed rail proposal


The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will host a series of "public scoping" meetings this month to solicit comments on a proposed Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail project.

The meetings are being held as part of the FRA's and TxDOT's preparation of an environmental impact statement for the Texas Central High-Speed Railway L.L.C.'s proposed 240-mile line. The agencies are seeking comments from interested individuals, organizations or businesses regarding alternative alignments and station locations, as well as any significant social, economic or environmental impacts related to the project, according to a press release.

The meetings will be held Oct. 21 through Oct. 29. Texas Central is a private, for-profit company that aims to connect Dallas and Houston via high-speed rail in under 90 minutes.

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