The Planning Process

Scope of Study

The TULSA-OKLAHOMA CITY CORRIDOR INVESTMENT PLAN program will identify and evaluate a full range of alternatives to meet the region's long-term transportation needs. The study will provide sufficient information to support an FRA decision to fund and implement a major investment, or investment in a series of projects, in a passenger rail corridor. The study has two major components:

  • A Service Development Plan (SDP) that articulates the overall scope and quantifies the specific benefits and costs for proposed intercity, commuter and freight rail alternatives, and
  • An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that addresses the broad environmental effects for the entire corridor along the route of the proposed service.

Together, these components form a Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan (PRCIP), in accordance with the guidelines established by the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA). The PRCIP is a foundation for future project development including engineering design, environmental permitting and construction.

Study Area