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.
Public Scoping Meetings Well Attended
Lone Star Rail District held public scoping meetings in 6 locations (Austin, Elgin, Georgetown, San Antonio, San Marcos, Seguin) in January in support of the federal environmental approval process. The purpose of the public meetings was to gather input early in the process on relevant and potentially significant issues related to the Lone Star Regional Rail Project (LSRRP), and to provide opportunities for agencies and the public to be involved in defining the project’s need, purpose, and the range of reasonable alternatives to be considered. Because the project includes a passenger rail element as well as a freight bypass element, meetings were conducted in both rail corridors.
The six public meetings used an open-house format. 586 people attended and 970 people provided comments through multiple means including an online survey tool.
New Website Module on EIS
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. We have implemented a new module dedicated to the environmental impact statement (EIS) process. The module will provide the latest information and updates on the EIS process, the project status, maps and project materials, and public meetings. We also invite you to submit comments via the new module. Please continue to monitor the website module as more information is added.