Texas High-Speed Rail

Texas Eagle Amtrak train pulling into station in Austin, Texas with glass high-rise buildings in background.

Texas DOT to Explore Passenger Rail

The agency’s plan to study potential passenger rail routes is giving hope to transit advocates in the historically car-oriented state.

December 21, 2023 - Texas Monthly

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The Largest U.S. City Lacking Mass Transit

Arlington, Texas has the dubious distinction of being the largest city in the nation with no fixed-route public transit system.

November 27, 2023 - Fort Worth Report

Rendering of California high-speed rail train viaduct with arches

Tracking U.S. ‘Higher-Speed’ Rail Progress

Five projects are moving the United States forward on so-called “higher-speed” rail.

September 5, 2023 - The Washington Post

Rendering of Texas Central high-speed rail train stopped at covered platform in Dallas, Texas

Amtrak Exploring Partnership for Central Texas Bullet Train

A privately funded high-speed rail line could link Houston and Dallas.

August 14, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

Rendering of proposed Brazos Valley station

Texas Supreme Court Approves Eminent Domain for Bullet Train

In a decision that could change the calculus on a beleaguered high-speed rail project, the state’s highest court rules that the railroad has the right to acquire land along the project route.

June 27, 2022 - High Speed Rail Alliance

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

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