Lone Star Rail
New solutions to our mobility crisis.
New opportunities for Texas communities.
The I-35 challenge
Miles and miles of gridlock. Hours-long commutes. That's what the experts are predicting along Interstate 35 in the booming Austin-San Antonio corridor. It's a crisis that's threatening our region's prosperity, equal opportunity, and quality of life. That's why Lone Star Rail wants to create a new passenger rail service to move people and goods more efficiently, reliably, and affordably, while creating jobs and prosperity in Central and South Texas.
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The Lone Star Rail project dates back to the 1990s, and the Rail District came into being in 2003 to bring the project to fruition.
get there on time
LSTAR will offer reliable, congestion-proof mobility to Central and South Texans, with frequent service both within and between the Austin and San Antonio metros.
Where will LSTAR go?
The Lone Star Rail line will run between Austin and San Antonio, generally in the I-35 corridor. A number of specific routes are being studied.
making mobility affordable
Lone Star Rail will provide not only efficient but cost-effective mobility for people and goods – creating affordable ways for people to reach jobs, education and markets.
the education corridor
The communities to be served by LSTAR include nearly two dozen college and university campuses with more than 300,000 students, faculty and staff.
Investment in rail infrastructure creates jobs, revitalizes communities, and supports local economies.
taking care of our region
Rail solutions offer Central and South Texas ways to improve air quality, protect open space, and make our communities better places to live.
Who is the District?
The Lone Star Rail District is an independent, local public agency accountable to the people through its board of elected and appointed officials and citizen volunteers.
Work on the current LSRD EIS is temporarily suspended
The Lone Star Rail District has temporarily suspended work as of August 9 on its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the LSTAR passenger rail service.