It is our pleasure to share that your Texas High-Speed Train has reached yet another major accomplishment. These milestones do not happen without your continued support to help make sure elected officials, regulators and opinion leaders in our communities know this is good for Texas and our Country. So, THANK YOU again for your active support.
Here is the news: Texas Central’s petition for rulemaking to issue a Rule of Particular Applicability (RPA) has been granted by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
The RPA will be a set of regulatory requirements applicable specifically to the project in Texas being developed by Texas Central. These will regulate the railroad’s system and operations between Houston and Dallas. Our petition was first filed in April 2016, and this action by the FRA shows a major move forward in the approvals needed for the project.
What does this mean? It means that we continue to be on track for the two FRA actions, this safety rule and the environmental permit, to both be completed next year with financial close and construction quickly following.
The FRA’s action on the rule of particular applicability marks a major achievement for the Texas High-Speed Train bringing us closer to making true high-speed trains a reality in the United States. We’re pleased that the FRA recognizes the world-class standards set by the Shinkansen and validates our plans to replicate the best safety system in the world, right here in Texas.
Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX12) put out a statement (full statement can be accessed HERE), which includes these quotes: