Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail – Draft Environmental Impact Statement

FRA signed the Draft EIS on December 15, 2017 and it was published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2017.  The Draft EIS analyzed six end-to-end Build Alternatives (Alternatives A–F) as well as the No-Build Alternative. The Build Alternatives include a terminal station in Dallas and an intermediate station in Grimes County near College Station, home of Texas A&M University. The Draft EIS also evaluated three Houston terminal station options: the Industrial Site Terminal, the Northwest Mall Terminal, and the Northwest Transit Center Terminal.  

The Draft EIS is available for public comment until March 9, 2018. During this time, FRA will hold 11 public hearings in the affected counties in Texas. The DEIS can be downloaded at the links below or viewed in hard copy at several area locations in Texas.

The Draft EIS does not grant any approvals or authorizations for the Project. As FRA continues through the EIS process, the six Build Alternatives will continue to be refined as they are evaluated for potential impacts to the human and natural environment, as required by NEPA.

1 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS MAIN TEXT I
2 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS MAIN TEXT II
3 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS MAIN TEXT III
4 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix A List of Preparers
5 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix B Distribution List
6 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix C Agency Correspondence
7 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Project Footprint Set 1 of 5
8 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Project Footprint Set 2 of 5
9 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Project Footprint Set 3 of 5
10 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Project Footprint Set 4 of 5
11 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Project Footprint Set 5 of 5
12 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Surface Water Resources
13 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Groundwater Resources
14 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Community And Cultural Resources Set 1 of 3
15 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Community And Cultural Resources Set 2 of 3
16 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Community And Cultural Resources Set 3 of 3
17 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Hazardous Materials
18 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Natural Resources Set 1 of 4
19 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Natural Resources Set 2 of 4
20 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Natural Resources Set 3 of 4
21 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Natural Resources Set 4 of 4
22 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Land Use Set 1 of 3
23 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Land Use Set 2 of 3
24 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Land Use Set 3 of 3
25 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Environmental Justice
26 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Mineral Resources Set 1 of 3
27 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Mineral Resources Set 2 of 3
28 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix D Mineral  Resources Set 3 of 3
29 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix E Combined Tech Memos Set 1 of 2
30 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix E Combined Tech Memos Set 2 of 2
31 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix F TCRR FDCE v7 REPORT
32 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix F TCRR CONSTRUCTABILITY v4 REPORT
33 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 1
34 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 2.1
35 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 2.2
36 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 2.3
37 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 2.4
38 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 2.5
39 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 2.6
40 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 2.7
41 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 2.8
42 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 3.1
43 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 3.2
44 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 3.3
45 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 4.1
46 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 4.2
47 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 4.3
48 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 4.4
49 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 4.5
50 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 4.6
51 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 4.7
52 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 4.8
53 Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail DEIS Appendix G TCRR FDCE v7 DWGS VOLUME 5