The Texas high-speed train project will have substantial and long-lasting benefits for the Brazos Valley. The private development of a Brazos Valley station will spur economic development, connect educational networks, create jobs and increase local tax revenues all while providing a safer and more-efficient way to travel.
Benefits for the Brazos Valley
THE TEXAS HIGH-SPEED TRAIN BENEFITS THE BRAZOS VALLEY
Connecting Economic Hubs
Get from the Brazos Valley Station to Houston (approximately 30 minutes) or to North Texas (approximately 60 minutes) comfortably, safely and productively. High-speed trains create a more efficient connection between the Brazos Valley other Texas economic hubs.
Connecting Educational Networks
High-speed trains will help connect Texas A&M’s largest specialty campuses by rail: Texas A&M’s flagship campus in College Station, Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas and Texas A&M School of Law in Fort Worth.
Students, parents and researchers will have a safe, reliable alternative when traveling from North Texas or Houston to Sam Houston State, Blinn College or Texas A&M University.
Accelerating Our Economy
This project will not only create jobs for Brazos Valley residents, but it will create an entire new industry. The construction of high-speed train infrastructure will produce approximately 17,000 jobs along the entire route. Once complete, the project will generate as many as 1,500 full-time jobs with an annual payroll of $80 million. Additionally, a recent analysis estimated the potential economic impact for Texas could equal as much as $36 billion over the next 25 years.
Safety in Numbers
This system would offer residents and large numbers of out of town visitors a safer, faster travel alternative by significantly decreasing accidents due to drunk, drowsy or distracted driving. This will allow a safer and more-efficient way for Texans to get to and from the Brazos Valley for large-scale events in and around the area.