Officials: Commuter rail project still on track in Central Texas

March 17, 2016

Rumors of Lone Star Rail District’s death have been greatly exaggerated, LSRD Rail Director Joe Black said.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

In February, Union Pacific terminated an agreement with the district that would have been a stepping stone to eventually allowing a commuter rail project to use the freight company’s existing lines. The commuter rail would have served cities in and between Williamson and Bexar counties, including San Marcos, Kyle and, potentially, Buda.

Black insists UP’s termination of the agreement has not fundamentally changed the project despite generating some bad press. The district, which is currently in the middle of an environmental study Black expects to be complete in “late 2017 or early 2018,” is continuing work on the project as if nothing happened, he said.

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