Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:18 PM
Updated: Mar 29, 2013 12:36 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Texas Department of Transportation is looking for public comment on a proposal to extend passenger rail service from Oklahoma all the way to the Coastal Bend and the Rio Grande Valley.
The federally-funded Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study will examine the 850-miles of track already in service for passenger rail. Amtrak provides service from Oklahoma through Fort Worth and on down to San Antonio and points east and west.
The study will also look at the possibility of expanding service from San Antonio to Corpus Christi, Laredo, McAllen, Harlingen, and Brownsville. Officials are also looking at potential expansions in north and central Texas as well.
You'll find materials and the option to provide public comment on the study at www.TXOKrail.org.
Public meetings will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the following locations/dates:
In case you're curious, check out Amtrak's existing lines of service across the United States by using the Interactive Route Atlas - http://www.amtrak.com/interactive-route-atlas
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