The Federal Railroad Administration just released its Scoping Report for the Dallas Houston HSR project, which is a summary of all comments and questions received during the public scoping period with the FRA response. Below you will find the Scoping Report and Appendix E (Summary of Comments). We have highlighted portions of the summary that you may find of particular interest, including things like TSA is responsible for passenger train security screening, the FRA is conducting this EIS but ridership data (which would indicate the viability of the entire project) is not under their purview, and the Draft EIS will identify a preferred alternative (route) pursuant to the guidelines for “Accelerated Decision-making in Environmental Reviews.”
The Scoping Report is an interesting read for sure…AND the summary of comments (Appendix E) is 289 pages of excellent reasons to support the NO BUILD option!
You can find other appendices and the original location of the report here. (http://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0780)