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.
Lone Star Rail District (LSRD) is set to launch the federal environmental process very soon. The Board will select a consultant team in early Oct. and begin contract negotiations, which should wrap up by the end of the year. LSRD expects to kick off the environmental studies on the combined passenger rail-freight rail bypass project in January 2014.
Rail District staff and consultants continue to meet with local jurisdictions on local funding for operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. O&M funding discussions are at an advanced stage in Travis and Hays counties, and draft interlocal agreements with deal points have been refined for the creation of tax-increment-financing (TIF) districts. The goal is to have TIF districts in place by the end of the year.