It’s a new way of moving.
Bringing two great urban regions together in the near future, Lone Star Rail District and its LSTAR rail service will create a convenient, cost-effective and intelligent alternative to congested highways and time-consuming commutes.
Regional passenger rail is on track. Visit us often here at LoneStarRail.com to stay informed about our progress and learn how the LSTAR will one day make your Texas travel easier.
The Austin-San Antonio passenger rail initiative has been ongoing for more than a decade. Here you’ll find our studies, plans and other resources.
We’re an accountable public agency that brings together communities all along the corridor to create a new transportation alternative.
The fast facts and latest news about how passenger rail will transform your travel options and shape the Austin-San Antonio corridor.
Federal Environmental Studies Underway
Lone Star Rail District (LSRD) has launched the federal environmental process on the regional passenger rail project that will connect the Austin and San Antonio metro areas. On June 6 LSRD issued the Notice to Proceed to the team lead by Burns & McDonnell. Preparatory work, such as publishing a Notice of Intent and establishing a schedule for public and agency meetings, will take 60-90 days. Continue to watch the website for the latest updates and information as it becomes available.
Lone Star Rail Signs Local Funding Agreements with Austin and San Marcos
In December 2013 the cities of Austin and San Marcos were the first to sign local funding agreements with Lone Star Rail District. The agreements mark a significant milestone in bringing passenger rail to Central Texas. (Click here for press release.)
In May 2014 the City of Kyle unanimously approved the framework for a funding agreement and directed staff to negotiate an interlocal agreement with LSRD for local funding. Rail District staff and consultants continue to meet with other local jurisdictions on local funding for operations and maintenance (O&M) costs.