Private development company Texas Central has signed a $16-billion contract with engineering and construction company Webuild to move forward with plans for a bullet train connecting North Texas and Houston. Construction of the 240-mile high-speed rail is planned to last six years.
The proposed route would run from Dallas to Houston, stopping in the Brazos Valley between College Station and Huntsville. Opposition to the project has emphasized the potential negative impact for Texas landowners and the likely use of condemnation to take the needed private property. A ruling by the Texas Supreme Court last week helps pave the way for the bullet train by reinforcing the developer’s power to condemn.
Read more about the proposed high-speed train and its potential impact on Texas property owners from The Dallas Morning News: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/2021/06/17/high-speed-dallas-to-houston-train-moves-forward-with-16-billion-contract-construction-team/