State Rep. Patrick M. Rose, Leander Mayor John Cowman, rail district board member Mariano Camarillo, Georgetown city council member Patty Eason, Texas State University President Denise M. Trauth, State Sen. Kirk Watson, Austin Maor Lee Leffingwell, rail district board chair Sid Convington and Hays County Commissioners Jeff Barton and Will Conley pose for a photograph at Monday’s progress update on the proposed commuter rail line between Georgetown and South San Antonio.
The Lone Star Rail District, formerly the Austin-San Antonio Commuter Rail District, announced it will begin seeking environmental clearance and deciding station locations for commuter train service between Georgetown and South San Antonio before the year’s end.
The next steps follow what commuter rail advocates call “significant milestones” reached in 2009, including the Legislature’s $182 million appropriation for the Texas Rail Relocation and Improvement Fund critical to rerouting Union Pacific freight traffic outside the corridor cities that comprise the rail district.
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