Texas Central Railway is the private entity that is planning and funding the environmental study for the Texas Central High-Speed Railway from Dallas to Houston. The high speed rail is anticipated to provide a 90 minute commute between two of the largest metro areas in Texas on a 240-mile line. The proposal pushes for the use of the N700-I Bullet which has been in use by Japan. The railway will affect landowners in Dallas, Ellis, Navarro, Freestone, Limestone, Leon, Madison, Grimes, Waller, Montgomery, and Harris Counties. The final route has not yet been determined.
The High-Speed Railway project is in the scoping process and the draft Environmental Impact Statement is anticipated to be released for review in late 2015.
You may contact Johns Marrs Ellis and Hodge LLP (attention Bayly or Brenda) for additional information or periodic updates on the project’s timeline.