Texas Central

Texas Central

Contracts Signed, Funding Still TBD: Texas Central High-Speed Rail Moves Forward

Texas Central has its construction contracts and a court decision in its favor, but significant obstacles remain for the high-speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas to get underway.

June 23, 2021 - Railway Age

Texas Central

Texas Central High-Speed Rail Gets Green Light From Feds

The Federal Railroad Administration has granted two key permissions for Texas Central to operate a high-speed trail between Houston and Dallas.

September 21, 2020 - Houston Chronicle

Texas Central

Eminent Domain Challenges Remain for Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail Project

While Texas Central's plan to build a high-speed rail link between Houston and Dallas has already dealt with years of opposition from rural communities, big fights over the use of eminent domain have yet to begin.

March 10, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News

High-Speed Rail

$14 Billion Deal for Texas High-Speed Rail Construction

Italian construction giant Salini Impregilo will build the high-speed rail route connecting Houston and Dallas.

September 17, 2019 - Houston Chronicle

High-Speed Rail

The Future of U.S. High-Speed Rail Is in Texas

Carlos Aguilar, Texas Central president and CEO, comments on the changes to the San Francisco-to-Anaheim project announced last month by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and why his project linking Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth will progress.

March 5, 2019 - Texas Central

High-Speed Rail

Dallas Brainstorms Multimodal Hub to Accompany High-Speed Rail

With a Dallas-Houston bullet train proposal proceeding apace, a complementary idea is now on the table: a multimodal transit hub linking Amtrak, transit, and even Hyperloop.

October 14, 2018 - D Magazine

High-Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail to Partner with Amtrak in Texas

The Texas Central high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas is planning to offer smooth connections with Amtrak lines at either end of its 240-mile route.

May 6, 2018 - Houston Chronicle

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