Study of high-speed options continues

January 15,2021


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The DFW High-Speed Transportation Connections Study is continuing with two opportunities this month for the public to comment. The study is evaluating high-speed transportation alternatives to modernize and enhance travel between Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth.

The effort outlines potential transportation choices to accommodate the expected population growth from 7.5 million today to more than 11 million by 2045.

Among the options are traditional high-speed rail, magnetic levitation trains and hyperloop. High-speed transportation would reduce congestion on DFW roadways and decrease travel time between Dallas and Fort Worth. The technology selected will offer a connection to other planned high-speed transportation systems, eventually connecting other regions in Texas and beyond.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments has scheduled virtual public meetings for Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 to give residents an opportunity to learn more about the study and to provide input to planners. The meeting may be viewed online. Residents without access to the internet may call 855-756-7520 during the meetings to listen and weigh in. Those choosing the call-in option should use extension 70384# on Jan. 27 and extension 70385# on Jan. 28.

Presentation materials will be posted for review one week before the meetings. Comments and questions can be submitted before or after the public meeting online. Comments received between Jan. 22 and Feb. 22 will be considered and included as part of the official public meeting record. Comments received after Feb. 22 will be considered but will not be included in the official record.