Current high-speed rail development in Texas has been infused with real actions in recent months. Among these are:
- High-speed rail service is being evaluated in an on-going study along the Interstate 35 corridor from Oklahoma City, OK south to Fort Worth-Dallas, San Antonio and Laredo, TX. This federal-funded study is being conducted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
- High-speed rail is also being evaluated between Houston and downtown Dallas by TxDOT and FRA, funded by a private group of investors who propose to use a utility corridor as the pathway for Japanese-technology trains.
- High-speed rail connectivity is being evaluated between downtown Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas, as outlined in the North Central Texas Council of Governments Three Station Concept, with connection to the terminal area of DFW International Airport; this is also being studied with federal funds.
- From time to time, foreign-based high-speed rail companies and investors inquire about the promising Texas market, and are briefed by THSRTC directors.