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Our State Is Growing Fast!
We need innovative transportation solutions
that move at the speed of Texas.
Create New Jobs
10,000 Jobs Every Year for Four Years of Construction
That’s what construction of the high speed railway connecting Houston and Dallas will add to our economy. It will contribute billions of dollars in investment to our state and pose no risk to taxpayers because it’s privately funded. And it puts Texas in the driver’s seat with an innovative, first-of-its-kind-in-the-U.S. transportation option not available anywhere else in the country.
ON TRACK TO BUILD THE TEXAS ECONOMY.
Safety First, From Day One
The high-speed railway system to be built between Houston and Dallas has a safety record of over 50 years of operations without a single loss-of-life accident. It’s safer than getting on a highway or a plane. But to boost emergency preparedness, the railway will fund ”first responder” training and equipment in communities along the railway, improving local response capabilities for all types of emergencies.
The N700-I Bullet total system is the international version of the Tokaido Shinkansen total system currently in operation between Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. The Texas Central version will feature the core system – passenger train, overhead catenary, tracks, signaling – along with all of the corresponding maintenance and operations procedures that have made Tokaido Shinkansen operations so safe, efficient and successful for over 50 years.
Texas Central is a wholly-owned U.S. business based in Texas. Our goal is to boost the Texas economy and get Texans moving safely with a privately-funded high-speed railway connecting Houston and Dallas. We see the future of this state and its people as a lot brighter when we have better transportation options, tens of thousands more jobs and billions of private, outside dollars flowing into our economy.
100 Feet or Less
That’s the width of the Texas Central track, about the size of an average Farm to Market road.
The track will run along existing rights-of-way, like public roads and utility lines, and feature plenty of over- and under-passes to keep people and traffic moving.
Traffic flow will even improve in some areas where new infrastructure is added.
COMMUNITY-FRIENDLY. MINIMAL IMPACT.
The N700 train consumes 1/8th less energy per seat and expends 1/12th carbon dioxide than a Boeing B777-200. The Series N700 was designed and has continuously evolved to operate in one of the world’s most dense urban environments; it embodies decades of applied research, making it one of the quietest trains in the world.