What's Happened So Far?

The Federal Railroad Administration has begun the environmental review process as required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

FRA Issued the Notice of Intent  on June 25, 2014

FRA hosted public scoping meetings:

  • Oct 21, 2014 - Dallas Infomart, Dallas, TX
  • Oct 22, 2014 - IOOF Event Center, Corsicana, TX
  • Oct 23, 2014 - Teague Community Center, Teague, TX
  • Oct 27, 2014 - Brazos Center, Bryan, TX
  • Oct 28, 2014 - Veterans’ Conference Center, Huntsville, TX
  • Oct 29, 2014 - NRG Center, Houston, TX
  • Dec 1, 2014 - Jewett Civic Center, Jewett, TX
  • Dec 1, 2014 - Waxahachie Civic Center, Waxahachie, TX
  • Dec 2, 2014 - Waller High School, Waller, TX
  • Dec 2, 2014 - Truman Kimbro Convention Center, Madisonville, TX
  • Dec 3, 2014 - Lone Star College, Tomball, TX
  • Dec 4, 2014 - Grimes County Expo Center, Navasota, TX
  • Closed public comment period for scoping process January 9, 2014

 The Scoping Summary Report can be viewed here

Scoping Summary Report appendices:
Appendix A – Notice of Intent (NOI)
Appendix B – Public Notification of the Scoping Period Extension
Appendix C.1 – Display Advertisements
Appendix D – Scoping Meeting Materials
Appendix E – Scoping Comments

FRA completed the Corridor Alternatives Analysis Technical Report

Alignment Alternatives Analysis Report

FRA identified 6 draft alignment alternatives to be evaluated in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).