Establish daily passenger rail frequencies between the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and Bossier City/Shreveport, Louisiana.
Establish an Amtrak CentrePort/DFW Airport station stop for Amtrak's
with seamless connections to airport terminals.
Connect the South Central and Gulf Coast federally designated High-Speed Rail Corridors via a Marshall-Longview-Palestine-Houston north/south connection and on an east/west line to Meridian, Mississippi along the existing Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way to Bossier City/Shreveport, LA.
Capitalize Texas Rail Relocation & Improvement Fund.
Fund I-20 and U.S. 59 (I-69) corridor rail infrastructure to effect double-tracking of the Union Pacific main line between the metroplex and Arkansas and Louisiana border connections as an incremental step toward Higher Speed Passenger Rail.
Texas Rail System Plan stakeholder as required by statute.
ETCC Government Relations Chair, Tim Vaughn, and Director of the Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization Karen Owen selected by the Texas Department of Transportation to serve on statewide rail steering committee.
Facilitated MOU between the East Texas, North Central Texas, and Northwest Louisiana & North Delta (Northeast Louisiana) regions.
Project advisor for coordinated statewide rail and express bus network study.
East Texas higher speed rail feasibility study funded by $740,000.00 in federal grants.
Joined the Southern High-Speed Rail Commission.
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