The final design-build project agreement has been signed for a high-speed railway connecting Dallas and Houston. The $16 billion project now moves to advanced design, with construction expected to begin by early 2022.
With the Texas Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an eminent domain appeal by landowners, the path was cleared for Texas Central Railroad LLC to move forward with Lane Construction Group and it’s parent and joint venture partner, WeBuild Group. As ENR reports:
The final contract states that Lane and Webuild will execute the project’s heavy construction work, and design and build the track system’s 236 miles of alignment, along with train stations, and other buildings and facilities. The companies also will provide maintenance and equipment services.
“We are excited to be part of this historic project that will bring high-speed rail to the United States,” said Mark Schiller, Lane Construction president and CEO, in a statement. “It’s a true milestone for our country’s sustainable transportation infrastructure.”
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Based on Central Japan Railway’s Tokaido Shinkansen system, the new rail line in Texas will enable 90 minute trips between Houston and Dallas, making one stop in the Brazos Valley. It is anticipated that over 400,000 passengers will use the line daily, reducing car travel and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 101,000 tons annually.
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