Texas Central bullet train moves to next phase

The Mexia News Staff

In spite of the efforts of the 3,400 signatures to oppose the high speed rail project, Texas Central, developer of the investor-owned high-speed train project, announced last week that the project moved into its next phase. They have an agreement and will be working with Irving, Texas-based Fluor Enterprises Inc., the primary operating subsidiary of Fluor Corporation and The Lane Construction Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Salini Impregilo, on refining and updating the project’s construction planning and sequencing, scheduling and cost estimates, procurement and other design and engineering activities related to the civil infrastructure.
Texas Central is working towards the development of a multi-billion-dollar project – a 240-mile line that will connect North Texas and Houston in 90 minutes, with a midway stop in the Brazos Valley.
According to Texas Central Release, dated Aug. 14, “under the agreement, after the development phase and financial close, Fluor and Lane would be the preferred design-builder of the project.
“This underscores the attention the Texas Bullet Train has received from world-class firms, wanting to be part of a project that will revolutionize travel here and generate long-lasting local economic benefits,” Texas Central CEO Carlos Aguilar said.
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