Texas Central Railroad held a luncheon Tuesday at the MLK Center, in regard to comments and concerns of the residents of Navarro County at the open forum in January. The Corsicana and Navarro County Chamber of Commerce hosted the luncheon, and Taco Station catered the event. Vice President of External Affairs for TCR Travis Kelly spoke on behalf of the High Speed Rail, attempting to clear up any misconceptions and answering questions the public has asked. When concerning prop
COTTON GIN, Texas - William Shelton will not let go of the past, even if it is in the way of someone else's future. He has spent more than five years rebuilding his family's ancestral home, board by board, and has no intention of leaving it or the 250-acre farm that has been in his family since 1851. Two years ago, surveyors started showing up, wanting a clear idea of his property lines for Texas Central Railway, the company behind plans for a 200-mph "bullet train" connectin
Texas Central Partners responded Thursday to accusations that top officials in eight rural counties have been bypassed in the company's mission to build a $15 billion high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston. The company's response came after sheriffs from eight of the 10 counties along the line held a news conference Thursday in Anderson declaring that they haven't had adequate input on the plans for the new rail line. The sheriffs said they weren't contacted by the compa
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Jan. 29 will begin a series of 10 public hearings on its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed bullet train project in Texas.
The first public hearing will be held in Dallas County. Others will be held in locations along the proposed route, which would extend from North Texas to Houston.
The FRA is accepting comments on the DEIS until Feb. 20. The report analyzed six end-to-end build alternatives as well
It launched to a fanfare two weeks ago: the first privately funded US express passenger railway in decades, a new start for long delayed plans, and a “green” alternative to Florida’s increasingly congested highways. Yet for executives of Brightline, an ambitious $3bn venture that will eventually ferry travellers from the theme parks of Orlando to the beaches of Miami in just three hours, the champagne moment soon lost its fizz. Even before passengers left the station at Fort
About 100 miles north of Houston, the landscape is dotted with sprawling farms and remote ranches. But critics say parts of the region could change if the Federal Railroad Administration approves a $12 billion infrastructure project. Texas Central, a privately run railroad company, is hoping to build a high-speed bullet train similar to the bullet train system already in operation between Tokyo and Osaka in Japan. The train would connect Dallas and Houston in less than 90 min
With the release of the Federal Railroad Administration’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Texas Central Partner’s high speed rail project, residents and agencies are pouring over the extensive document before scheduled public meetings are held during the 60-day comment period. “The process is specifically designed for public involvement,” said Texas Central on their website description of the DEIS. “The 60-day public comment period that began with the Dec. 22 notice i
The Dallas-to-Houston bullet train rolled a few inches closer to the starting line Friday with the release of a long-awaited federal study that narrows down several possible routes to a single path through powerline easements. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement, released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, doesn't necessarily endorse the so-called Utility Corridor. The feds still have 60 days to hear from the public before a final decision is made at a date undete
Nestled at the bottom of the continental United States, Texas is a state that is expansive, beautiful, and if you listen to those born and bred under the Lone Star, objectively better than any other place in the world. Don’t take it personally, folks, we really love our state here, is all. But despite living in self-prescribed paradise, life isn’t perfect down in the Republic. You see, the place is big. Really big. It’s a single state that amounts geographically to the size o
AUSTIN — They’re still working on the railroad, but while advocates of the high-speed train linking Dallas and Houston remain bullish about getting off the drawing board and on track, new barriers could loom. “We’re going to do everything we can to get ourselves inserted into the special (legislative) session” scheduled to begin July 18, Kyle Workman, president of Texans Against High-Speed Rail, said in a Wednesday telephone interview. Chris Lippincott, executive director of