Landowner Resources

Working With Landowners

The Texas Central team is committed to working hand-in-hand with landowners along the length of the 240-mile route, treating all parties with respect and negotiating in good faith in a fair and respectful process consistent with all Texas laws.

You can read about this commitment and the tenets that this Railroad team embraces in the Texas Landowners’ Bill of Rights.

In building the high-speed train, minimizing any disruption to the environment, landowners and communities is paramount, which is why the tracks will follow existing utility corridors and public rights-of-way as much as possible. High-speed trains will run along elevated viaduct structures or on grade-separated berms to allow for the free movement of people, animals, vehicles and equipment from one side of the alignment to the other.

Whether elevated on a viaduct structure or not, each mile of the route is being designed with as narrow a footprint as possible to allow farming activities, livestock grazing and other surface activities to continue as they do today.

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Landowner Testimonials

You couldn’t have chosen any better. Good experience… I’ve dealt with oil and gas people. Have not been treated well through the years at different times. But, exemplary, is just one word.

Nancy B.

Leon County

Both the agent representing Texas Central and one of the acquisition executives from TCP were both very responsive and even made a special visit to meet with us in our Orlando offices to work through the terms of an agreement to acquire portions of our land. We were very pleased with the financial terms of the Option Agreement we received, and with the diligence and attention to detail throughout our dealings.

David P.

Grimes County

It was a pleasure working with [Texas Central representative] Beverly. We were skeptical at first, but her professionalism made us comfortable throughout the process. She has a wonderful personality and ability to explain the documents and process in a way we understood. Eh was thorough which left us without fear of any hidden ‘small print’. We felt that we were treated fairly and with respect throughout this experience. We are confident that we will continue to be treated well in all future dealing.

David and Geordeana D.

Montgomery County

I lived in my home for over 30 years; I planned on living the rest of my life there. Some things are not meant to be. I have been dealt with fair and reasonable care. The offer made to me was fair. I have found another home for my family and myself, and we are looking forward to making new memories here. Any fears I had of not being treated fairly were unfounded.

Cheryl P.

Grimes County

We were originally unhappy of the impact of the high-speed rail, and having to move but from the first phone call with [Texas Central land agent] Lee, she was very respectful, honest, and never tried to push us into signing anything. She just explained our options. We were very pleased with the way Lee handled the offer option and was also very friendly. The survey crews were also very respectful while they were on my property. So overall I was very pleased with Texas Central.

Landowner

Grimes County

Testimonials from landowners with signed option agreements
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