Environmental Reviews

Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study Route Alternatives Analysis Appendix C

  • 08
  • Jul
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection
KEYWORDS: Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study Route Alternatives Analysis Appendix C
ABSTRACT: This memorandum provides an overview of the Route Alternatives Analysis conducted to establish the set of route alternatives, including routes and rail service-level alternatives, to be carried forward into the service-level environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Texas- Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study (TOPRS). The memorandum includes an overview of the initial range of alternatives and feasibility screening, the alternatives carried forward into the Route Alternatives Analysis, the Route Alternatives Analysis criteria, and the key findings and results of the Route Alternatives Analysis. This memorandum concludes with recommendations of route alternatives to be carried forward and not to be carried forward into the EIS, as well as an explanation of next steps. The information in this memorandum will ultimately be described in the full Alternatives Analysis Report, which will provide a detailed description of the route and station location alternatives, alternatives analysis methodology, service-level descriptions, performance and cost modeling, and results from each type of analysis. The results of the Alternatives Analysis Report will be summarized in the EIS.

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