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The Future of the Texas Bullet Train Looks More Promising

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Texans have heard news of a bullet train running through the state to connect Dallas and Houston with possible other stations for a while now, but often, people couldn’t help but feel like the project was out of reach and perhaps wouldn’t come to fruition. Now, MySA.com writes that the Texas Bullet Train has gained better footing.

At the end of last week, the Federal Railroad Administration completed a draft of their environmental impact statement that took four years to research. Tim Keith, president of Texas Central Partners, said, “This is the biggest milestone to date that we’ve crossed so far. This is actually the beginning of a document that will allow us to build the bullet train.”

ABC 13 writes that this exciting news is certainly a step in the right direction, but it will probably take at least another year or two before construction on the train that would take passengers from Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes to begin. Once the construction begins, it will take four to five years to complete and cost around $12 billion. From the draft, it appears that one likely route of the rail would only stop once along the way between Houston and Dallas in the College Station area.