December 8, 2023 - - 

On Friday, the Federal Railroad Administration approved five corridors for passenger rail expansion in Texas and excluded the corridor connecting Austin, San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth.

"So that is disappointing news, but it's not the end of the track," said Travis County Judge Andy Brown. "We still have work to do, obviously, to get CAMPO and the MPO’s for San Antonio and Dallas on board with putting rail in their priorities for their plans."

The Federal Railroad Administration’s corridor identification and development program would provide $500,000 to study a proposed rail corridor. The grant award would make the Texas Department of Transportation’s proposed project eligible for additional federal funding at an 80 percent to 20 percent federal-state match.  

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