Texas Central is proud to announce the agreement naming Fluor and Lane as the preferred design-builder for the Texas high-speed train. The project will help create a new industry in Texas and bring tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact to Texas and the United States.
Texas-based Fluor Corporation – the largest engineering and construction firm in Fortune’s 500 rankings – and Lane Construction Corporation will work together to advance designs and cost estimates for the project’s civil infrastructure. Both firms bring deep experience delivering mega-projects in the US and internationally.
The Texas high-speed train connects the Greater Houston area and North Texas — the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan areas in the country. These markets are among the fastest growing economies and populations in the US.
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[us_testimonial style=”2″ author=”Carlos Aguilar” company=”CEO, Texas Central” img=”2413″]”The ramp up on the design and engineering reflects continued progress for the high-speed train. This is a major milestone for a project that links two of the nation’s largest commercial hubs and gives Texans a safe and reliable alternative over congested highway and air travel.”[/us_testimonial][us_testimonial style=”2″ author=”Hans Dekker” company=”President, Fluor Infrastructure” img=”3566″]“Fluor’s global expertise in developing the world’s largest megaprojects, matched with its ability to provide integrated solutions to clients across the globe, position the company well with Texas Central.”[/us_testimonial][us_testimonial style=”2″ author=”Robert E. Alger” company=”President and CEO of Lane Industries, Inc. ” img=”3567″]“This will be America’s first true high-speed train, and we’re eager to be part of the next generation of sustainable infrastructure. The project will create benefits for generations to come while providing an innovative transportation alternative for Texas commuters.”[/us_testimonial]
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The Texas high-speed train continues to attract top talent in Texas and is expected to create at least 10,000 direct jobs per year for each of the four years of construction. Once operational, the Railroad will employ approximately 1,000 highly-skilled employees in technical jobs along the entire route, with total salary expenditures expected to be nearly $80 million a year.
The Texas high-speed train project is investor-led with more than a $10 billion investment in Texas. The Railroad is projected to have a direct economic impact of $36 billion over its first 25 years and generate $2.5B in tax revenue. Developed with an entrepreneurial spirit, and without any federal grants or state appropriations, the Texas train projects uses free market principles and data-driven decision making.
The project will generate permanent tax base revenue, benefiting the state, with a substantial, direct impact in all ten counties along the proposed route. Every taxing entity touched by the Texas high-speed train will receive revenue – School Districts, Hospital Districts, Cities, Counties, etc…
The Texas high-speed train will employ the safest high-speed train technology in the world – the state-of-the-art Shinkansen N700-I complete system, which has operated in Japan for 52+ years with zero crashes or fatalities during operation.
The system has a stellar on-time record. Travelers will arrive reliably on-time, as this system as an annual average arrival and departure delay of less than 1 minute.
[us_iconbox icon=”fa-train” color=”secondary” size=”50px” title=”FLAWLESS SAFETY RECORD” img=”3559″]The Texas high-speed train will deploy the safest high-speed train technology in the world, with a proven track record of moving BILLIONS of people over 52+ years without a single crash or fatality during operations.[/us_iconbox]
[us_iconbox icon=”fa-clock-o” color=”secondary” size=”50px” title=”ALWAYS ON-TIME”]Trains will depart every 30 minutes at peak times. This is the most punctual mass transportation system in the world, touting a 54 second average delay time.[/us_iconbox]
[us_iconbox icon=”fa-wifi” color=”secondary” size=”50px” title=”CONNECTED JOURNEY”]Travelers will always be connected with free wifi, so they can work, play, or relax during the 90-minute journey[/us_iconbox]
[us_iconbox icon=”fa-ticket” color=”secondary” size=”50px” title=”DIGITAL TICKETING”]Travelers will be able to book tickets, order food, or arrange for ground transportation…all from personal digital devices[/us_iconbox]