Environmental Reviews

Natural Ecological Systems and Wildlife Technical Study Appendix G

  • 08
  • Jul
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection
KEYWORDS: Natural Ecological Systems and Wildlife Technical Study Appendix G
ABSTRACT: The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), along with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is preparing a service-level environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate intercity passenger rail service alternatives for the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Program (Program). The purpose of the Program is to enhance intercity mobility by providing enhanced passenger rail service as a transportation alternative that is competitive with automobile, bus, and air travel. Preparation of the service-level EIS, in support of which this technical study has been prepared, is one of two primary objectives of the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study (Study). In addition to the service-level EIS, TxDOT and FRA are preparing a service development plan for the corridor to guide further development and capital investment in passenger rail improvements identified in the EIS Record of Decision. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is a partnering state agency for the Study and the EIS.

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