|1999 Austin San Antonio Commuter Rail Study (External Website) ||In the late 1990s, TxDOT and the Austin and San Antonio metropolitan planning organizations (CAMPO and SA-BC MPO), and the Austin and San Antonio transit authorities (Capital Metro and VIA) formed a regional partnership to fund and manage a feasibility study of passenger rail service on the existing Union Pacific freight line that parallels I-35 between Georgetown and San Antonio.
The study concluded that a commuter rail system between Georgetown and San Antonio is technically and financially feasible. The study provided basic information on the proposed passenger rail system such as ridership forecasts, capital costs, rail operation costs and revenues, passenger stations and intermodal connections, financing scenarios, and Union Pacific freight demand and possible routes for relocating freight traffic. The study documents are available at the above link (from TxDOT). |