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Texas DOT solicits public feedback on updated rail plan

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is seeking public input on an update to the state rail plan.

The updated plan includes a list of current and future rail projects, which public members can learn about and comment on, TxDOT officials said in a press release. The plan also provides an inventory of all rail lines; analyzes rail service goals and contributions to the economy; catalogs and assesses potential infrastructure projects; and examines finance strategies for projects and services.

"The rail system is a critical component of our thriving economy, safely connecting industries, ports and people," TxDOT officials said. "Per federal requirements, states must have a state rail plan that is updated every four years to establish policy, priorities and implementation strategies for freight and passenger rail in the state."

Members of the public can review and provide input on the plan via an online meeting. TxDOT also is providing a survey and online comment form that must be submitted by Jan. 8.

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