The FRA signed the Draft EIS on December 15, 2017 and it was published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2017. The Draft EIS analyzed six end-to-end Build Alternatives (Alternatives A–F) as well as the No-Build Alternative. The Build Alternatives include a terminal station in Dallas and an intermediate station in Grimes County near College Station, home of Texas A&M University. The Draft EIS also evaluated three Houston terminal station options: the Industrial Site Terminal, the Northwest Mall Terminal, and the Northwest Transit Center Terminal.
The Draft EIS is available for a 60-day public comment period, which will end on February 20, 2018. During this time, FRA will hold 10 public hearings in the affected counties in Texas.
This is the complete Draft EIS, including the executive summary and all the supporting documents. It is a very large file and we suggest you download to a desktop/laptop computer and not a mobile device. You can search the entire DEIS by topic by using the “control-f” function. If you find notable omissions, inconsistencies or errors, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
URGENT: Please RSVP & SHARE! DO NOT IGNORE THIS: If you do not go to as many of these meetings as you can and voice the impact this HSR project will have on you, there could be serious consequences to your home and tax dollars. Plan to attend a meeting!
Please make sure to attend a meeting and get your neighbors there too!! Find out if your property is directly impacted or within TWO MILES on either side. Should the company be granted the authority of eminent domain, condemnation for building materials can be up to two miles from the route. Come to the meeting prepared to give written or oral public comments about how this project will negatively impact your property and/or why this project and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is flawed.
Information about Public Hearings from Federal Railroad Administration: Comments may also be provided orally or in writing at the public hearings scheduled on January 29, 30, 31 and February 5 and 6, 2018 in 10 counties at the times and dates listed below. Before the public hearing presentation begins, an open house will be held to allow for comments, questions and review of project exhibits. FRA and TCR staff will be available to answer questions at that time. The public hearing presentation will begin at 6 pm, followed by a public comment period. Note that the hearings in Harris and Grimes counties will start at 6 p.m. with a hearing presentation at 7 p.m.
The Texans Against HSR team will see you there!