Environmental Reviews

Aesthetics and Visual Resources Technical Study Appendix I

  • 08
  • Jul
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Environmental Protection
KEYWORDS: Aesthetics and Visual Resources Technical Study Appendix I
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 (ODOT) is a partnering state agency for the Study and the EIS.

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