Transportation

Public Meeting For Rural Residents To Gather Input On The High-Speed Rail Project

There’s a public meeting in Houston Monday, March 5th, it’s the final meeting as the Federal Railroad Administration prepares a report on the proposed Houston-to-Dallas route

 

Part of the high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas would be built along Hempstead Road and, Texas Central, the company in charge of the project estimates it could create 1,000 permanent jobs.
Part of the high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas would be built along Hempstead Road and, Texas Central, the company in charge of the project estimates it could create 1,000 permanent jobs.

Texas Central Railway said its bullet train would get people between Houston and Dallas in only 90 minutes while providing jobs and tax dollars. But many rural landowners said they have no interest in selling their property and they worry Texas Central will try to use eminent domain to take it.

Federal authorities said they want to hear from people in communities in the train’s proposed route.  

The Railroad Administration has been holding public meetings to take comment on a draft environmental impact study.

The meeting is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, March 5th, at the Sheraton Hotel on North Loop West, 3000 N Loop W Fwy, Houston, TX 77092. The deadline to comment on the study is Friday, March 9th, and you can also submit comments through the Federal Railroad Administration website.

 

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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