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Texas DOT seeks input on proposed Texas-Oklahoma passenger-rail routes


The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is hosting meetings in February to solicit public comments on a proposed Texas-Oklahoma passenger-rail study.

The federally funded Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study is evaluating a range of passenger-rail service options along the 850-mile Interstate-35 corridor from Oklahoma City to south Texas. After reviewing various routes and types of services, the study team has recommended a few alternatives for further study.

The public is being asked to review the alternatives and help determine if "these are the right routes to study in more detail," TxDOT officials said in a press release.

Next week, meetings will be held Feb. 3 in Oklahoma City and Feb. 4 at the train station in Ardmore, Okla.

Comments on the draft alternatives are due by Feb. 28. The study will conclude with a service-level environmental impact statement and service development plan, TxDOT officials said.