Regional Commuter Rail Connectivity Study!

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is undertaking a comprehensive regional commuter rail connectivity study. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the feasibility, accessibility, and connectivity requirements of implementing commuter rail service along selected corridors in the eight-county H-GAC region. The selected corridors for this analysis will be identified from information gathered from the Statewide Freight Rail Study being conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation. Corridors will be ranked by factors such as cost, right of way availability, and capacities or freight volumes. This study will look at the routing viability along each corridor, potential ridership, potential station locations, and the operability, logistics, and challenges associated with connecting these corridors to the existing and proposed transit network.


  • The Draft Commuter Rail Connectivity Study is now available. Click HERE to see the documents. (June 13, 2008). Contact to make comments on the draft study. H-GAC is accepting comments through July 30, 2008.

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The Houston Galveston Area Council • P.O. Box 77227 • Houston TX 77027