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Friday, November 18, 2011

TxDOT receives $5.6 million grant for Oklahoma City-South Texas Corridor

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The Federal Transit Administration awarded $5.6 million to the Texas Department of Transportation for planning and environmental work to advance the development of the Oklahoma City-South Texas Corridor. Future intercity passenger rail service will connect Oklahoma City, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and South Texas, some of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation.

The analyses funded by the grant will examine future ridership and revenue forecasts, capital costs, environmental issues and routing and station location options, among other important planning considerations.

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