Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
DALLAS (AP) - Transportation officials are studying the feasibility of adding high-speed passenger trains and other rail upgrades to a corridor extending from Oklahoma City to South Texas.
The Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study is looking at how changes to passenger rail service would help reduce traffic congestion along the Interstate 35 corridor. This includes the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio.
Transportation officials are holding meetings along the corridor and will accept comments through April 26th.
The $11 million study will also look at funding options for any plan. In California this summer, officials will start work on the first stretch of track for a $68 billion bullet train that will link Northern and Southern California with trains traveling up to 220 miles per hour.
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