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.
Environmental Studies to Start in 2014
Lone Star Rail District (LSRD) is set to launch the federal environmental process. The Board selected a consultant team in early Oct. and awarded the contract to Burns & McDonnell on Dec. 6, 2013. Contract negotiations are underway and should wrap up in early 2014. LSRD expects to kick off the environmental studies on the combined passenger rail-freight rail bypass immediately thereafter.
Lone Star Rail Signs Local Funding Agreements with Austin and San Marcos
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.) Rail District staff and consultants continue to meet with other local jurisdictions on local funding for operations and maintenance (O&M) costs.