The Brazos Valley Station: A High-Speed Connection to Keep Texas Growing

Brazos Valley Station Blog Banner

Bullet Train Station Coming to the Brazos Valley


In late December, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Texas Bullet Train, which, for the first time, outlined the location of the railroad’s Brazos Valley Station. The only stop on the Train’s daily journeys between North Texas and Houston will be in Grimes County – to be located on a 60-acre plot of land on Highway 30, just west of Highway 90, in the Roans Prairie area, about equidistant between College Station and Huntsville.

[us_image_slider ids=”4110,4109,4113,4114,4108,4112,4118″ nav=”thumbs” transition=”crossfade” meta=”1″ autoplay=”1″ fullscreen=”1″ autoplay_period=”5″ img_fit=”contain”]

This site offers an east/west connectivity along Highway 30, that, combined with the proximity to Highway 90, provides passengers hassle-free, quick access to the train station, whether they live in major population centers like Bryan/College Station, Huntsville, Madisonville and Navasota, or smaller communities in the area. Plans also call for a shuttle service that will directly connect the Texas A&M campus to the Brazos Valley Station. From that location, it will be a roughly 50-minute ride to Dallas or a 30-minute ride to Houston.

null

The Bullet Train Will Boost the Brazos Valley Economy

The connectivity provided by the Texas Bullet Train will place the Brazos Valley in the middle of a new, globally competitive, economy that will consist of the 14 million residents between Houston and North Texas and a total GDP of $998 billion. The train will rapidly and reliably connect:

  • 42 Fortune 500 headquarters and 83 Fortune 1000 companies.
  • Six tier-one univerisities, law schools, health science centers and other academic centers that include more than 340,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Texas A&M, the ninth largest public research institute in the country, with its students and alumni; its College of Dentistry and School of Law in North Texas; its growing medical facilities in Houston; and other universities, researchers, faculty and guest lecturers.
  • All residents and students in the Brazos Valley with opportunities to see family, shop, vacation, attend football games and conferences, and conduct business.
null

Brazos Valley Station – By The Numbers

0
Full-time jobs created once in operation (equivalent to about 37% of the county’s unemployment base)
0
Parking spaces at the facility
0
Estimated number of college students in the service area, including students from Texas A&M, Sam Houston State and Blinn
up to $
0
Expected increase in property value within a half-mile of the station as a result of its construction.
more than $
0
Total amount invested in Grimes County alone during the project’s construction
null

HOW TO COMMENT

The (EIS) process is specifically designed for public involvement. This is your opportunity to provide comments and raise issues you would like to see addressed. Your comments and feedback provided during this process will enable the project to better address community and environmental concerns.

The 60-day public comment period that began with the Dec. 22nd notice (Extended through March 9th, 2018) in the Federal Register provides an important opportunity for the public to review and provide input to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on the Texas Bullet Train’s route and low-impact designs. Texas Central looks forward to continuing to hear from landowners and other stakeholders at the FRA’s upcoming hearings and informally as we are working every day in the community.

You can review all DEIS-related documents and provide comments to the FRA directly at this link: https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0779

Comments may also be provided orally or in writing at the public hearings scheduled on January 29, 30, 31 and February 5 and 6, 2018 in 10 counties at the times and dates listed below. Before the public hearing presentation begins, an open house will be held to allow for comments, questions and review of project exhibits. FRA and TCR staff will be available to answer questions at that time.

We look forward to seeing you at these public hearings!

  • Dallas County, Monday, January 29, 2018, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Wilmer-Hutchins High School
    5520 Langdon Rd
    Dallas, TX 75241
  • Navarro County, Monday, January 29, 2018, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Corsicana Middle School
    4101 FM 744
    Corsicana, TX 75110
  • Ellis County, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Ennis High School
    2301 Ensign Rd
    Ennis, TX 75119
  • Leon County, Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Leon High School
    12168 US 79
    Jewett, TX 75846
  • Limestone County, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Mexia High School
    1120 N Ross Ave
    Mexia, TX 76667
  • Freestone County, Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Fairfield High School
    630 Post Rd
    Fairfield, TX 75840
  • Madison County, Monday, February 5, 2018, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Truman-Kimbro Convention Center*111 W. Trinity
    Madisonville, TX 77864
    *NOTE: this is a change of venue
  • Harris County, Monday, February 5, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Woodard Elementary School
    17501 Cypress North Houston Rd
    Cypress, TX 77433
  • Grimes County, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Navasota Junior High School*
    9038 TX-90
    Navasota, TX 77868
    *NOTE: this is a change of venue
  • Waller County, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Waller High School
    20950 Fields Store Rd
    Waller, TX 77484

Texas Central is building YOUR Texas Bullet Train – using the safest, most reliable transportation technology anywhere in the world. Take time to provide your comments…. And let’s make your Texas Bullet Train even better – by working together.

Search