Texas Department of Transportation seeks federal funding for San Antonio rail service

Wikimedia Commons / Tim_kd5urs The only Amtrak line that travels along the I-35 corridor, the Texas Eagle, only runs four times a week. San Antonio...

October 12, 2022
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Wikimedia Commons / Tim_kd5urs The only Amtrak line that travels along the I-35 corridor, the Texas Eagle, only runs four times a week. San Antonio residents finally may get new rail service connecting them to Dallas, Houston and Austin, according to a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) filing. In an Oct. 5 letter to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), TxDOT Executive Director Marc Williams requested federal funding for the expansion of several railroad corridors, including "new and enhanced, conventional intercity options" along traffic-clogged Interstate 35, which runs north-south through the state.

Michael Karlis