Texas Gets $5.6M Grant To Study Rail Project

WASHINGTON (AP) – Texas is getting a $5.6 million federal grant to study establishing a high-speed rail corridor to Oklahoma City.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday announced the Texas funding as part of 54 high-speed rail projects in 23 states that will share $2.4 billion.

LaHood says the money is meant to continue developing America’s first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service.

DOT says the money for Texas is meant to complete feasibility studies, a service development plan and environmental work for the designated corridor linking the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Oklahoma City.

The DOT statement says the rail project potentially could extend to Austin and San Antonio.

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  1. JN says:


  2. JS says:

    High Speed rail is a good long term investment to get us off of our dangerous dependence on oil which is unsustainable in the long run. We need to have the forethought to plan for the day when we will have no oil reserves. On top of that, the use of oil in general is bad for the economy. We need this.

  3. JS says:

    Correction: I meant to say” the use of oil in general is bad for the environment.”

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