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Aug 16
Houston-Dallas Bullet Train



Imagine boarding a high-speed train and traveling from Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes, instead of the usual four-plus hours. 

Texas Central, a private firm, has plans to build this bullet train, and on Monday announced two partners that will be laying the track: the engineering and construction firm Fluor Enterprises of Irving and the Lane Construction Co., a subsidiary of the Italian firm Salini Impreglio. 

Texas Central says it will complete the project without public money and promises increased tax revenues for cities, counties and school districts along the route. But the project would require the use of power of eminent domain to acquire some of the land it needs, particularly in Grimes County, northwest of Houston. 

Read more from Houston Public Media here. Would you take a high-speed train to Dallas, fly or drive?   


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