Texas officials want input from Oklahoma.
The Texas Department of Transportation wants to hear from residents in Ardmore and Oklahoma City about the possibility of Texas-Oklahoma passenger rail service. Two public meetings have been scheduled. The first will be held Monday, March 25 at Metro Tech Center, 900 Springlake Drive in Oklahoma City. The second meeting will be held Tuesday, March 26 at the Ardmore Train Station in Ardmore. Officials say the federally-funded Texas-Oklahoma passenger rail study will evaluate existing passenger rail services in an 850-mile corridor from Oklahoma City to south Texas as a potential future transportation option that can help reduce demands on the state's roadways, particularly along the highly-congested I-35. These meetings are the first step in what they call a 'very inclusive process' aimed at gathering public input for the study.