The proposed bullet train between Houston and Dallas is closer to becoming a reality!
According to the Houston Business Journal, the Federal Railroad Administration has decided on a route for that train that follows major electrical transmission lines.
The high-speed rail line will get commuters from Houston to Dallas and vice versa in under 90 minutes through mainly rural areas.
“We’re down to one corridor with numerous potential alignments,” Texas Central CEO Tim Keith told the Houston Business Journal in an interview. “It’s called the utilities corridor. By being next to the transmission lines, it helps them and us solve our distribution problems for access to electricity. We can reduce the demand for substations because we have electricity feeding us.”
You may remember there were nine possible corridors, which went down to two late last year.
Although the corridor has been decided, a decision on the exact pathway of the train hasn't been reached.
Texas Central Partners, is the company behind the high-speed rail project, which will be privately funded.