East Texas Corridor Council

Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation are expected to wrap up a feasibility study at the end of the month that explores higher-speed train service between Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Shreveport/Bossier.

The chairman of the East Texas Corridor Council, Richard Anderson of Marshall, Texas, has been working on this effort for the past six years. He meets regularly with public officials in Texas and Louisiana to keep the momentum going. He said he’s optimistic after reviewing Amtrak’s preliminary findings.

The first ever study of high-speed passenger rail in Texas is under way. The study will show whether it makes economic sense for Amtrak to run high-speed trains between Shreveport-Bossier and the Metroplex.