On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, the Dallas City Council took action to ensure the Texas High-Speed Train can work collaboratively with them to apply for a necessary permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. As part of this partnership, Texas Central will contribute up to $1.55 Million to the city’s new “Dallas High Speed Rail Funds” account.
This money will cover the cost incurred by the city for its staff and a third party engineering firm to review and file the permit application – highlighting the projects approach as a private development and commitment not to take federal operating subsidies or grants for construction.
This marks a significant milestone in the project to build the Texas Bullet Train line — America’s first true high-speed rail system connecting passengers between Dallas, Houston, and the Brazos Valley in just 90 minutes. It also underscores Texas Central’s commitment to privately developing the project; protecting and respecting Texas taxpayers at federal, state and local levels.
We are thrilled the Dallas City Council supports our vision for Texas’ future and has endorsed a major milestone in our plan to bring state-of-the-art bullet train system to our great state. If you too endorse this project and support the principles of private-sector growth in Texas, we ask that you take a moment to let your elected officials know about your support. Simply fill out the form on this page and send an email to all of your legislators with one click.