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TxDOT studying high-speed passenger rail through North Texas

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ARLINGTON, Texas -

It's a long way from being a done deal, but state transportation leaders are talking with the public about the possibility of building a high-speed rail line in Texas.

The Texas Department of Transportation wants the line to span the 850 miles between south Texas and Oklahoma City. A study is considering routes, stops and the cost of the project.

In the past, similar plans have been too expensive. TxDOT is hoping things will be different this time.

High speed passenger rails are common in Taiwan and other parts of the world. The one being proposed here would travel anywhere from 79 to more than 220 mph.

"Come out to one of our public meetings. Learn more about the study. Provide input on how you feel about passenger rail. If you can't make it out to one of our meetings, please visit our website at www.TXOKrail.org," said Michael Peters, a TxDOT spokesman.

There is a meeting Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the North Central Texas Council of Governments office located at 616 Six Flags Drive in Arlington.

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