The Federal Railroad Administration will host 10 public hearings throughout Texas in January and February regarding Texas Central’s high-speed railway. Community members can attend the public hearings to submit comments on the project.
The FRA signed a draft environmental impact statement for Texas Central in mid-December, which outlines a preferred route from Dallas to Houston.
Texas Central, a private company, plans to construct a 240-mile high-speed rail route from Houston to Dallas. When completed, the multibillion-dollar route will provide riders a 90-minute trip between the two cities.
Community members can comment on the project and the environmental report through Feb. 20 by attending a public hearing, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or completing a form electronically.
After a series of public hearings, the FRA will consider public input from the draft environmental impact statement and compile a final environmental impact statement. The FRA will then issue a record of decision to comply with the permitting process for the project.
The FRA has scheduled the following public hearings:
Monday, Jan. 29
Wilmer-Hutchins High School, 5520 Langdon Road, Dallas
Corsicana Middle School, 4101 FM 744, Corsicana
Tuesday, Jan. 30
Ennis High School, 2301 Ensign Road, Ennis
Leon High School, 12168 Hwy. 79, Jewett
Wednesday, Jan. 31
Mexia High School, 1120 N. Ross Ave., Mexia
Fairfield High School, 630 Post Road, Fairfield
Monday, Feb. 5
Madisonville High School, 811 S. May St., Ste. A, Madisonville
Woodard Elementary School, 17501 Cypress North Houston Road, Cypress
Tuesday, Feb. 6
Navasota Middle School, 1 Rattler Drive, Navasota
Waller High School, 20950 Fields Store Road, Waller
View the draft environmental impact statement here.