Houston Area High-Speed Rail Forum Hosted by Rep. Mike Schofield
Come show your support! Your presence is requested at a Houston Area HSR Forum hosted by Rep. Mike Schofield, Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6p – 8p at Cypress Ranch High School to discuss the Texas Bullet Train project with Texas Central representatives and representatives from high-speed rail opposition groups. This will be a moderated discussion with presentations from both sides, followed by a period of public questions, answers, and comments.
HIGH-SPEED RAIL FORUM
Hosted by Rep. Mike Schofield TX-House District 132
Wednesday, September 28th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cypress Ranch High School
10700 Fry Road, Cypress, TX 77433
Like most Texans, the Texas Central team values responsible growth, economic opportunity, and the choice to improve your quality of life. This project is about giving Texans another choice when traveling between the state’s two largest economic hubs.
Houston and North Texas are a combined 1 trillion-dollar economy, and their populations are expected to double in the next 20 years. It’s estimated that a road trip on I-45 will take more than six hours in the near future! The Texas Central bullet train is a cost-effective option to get folks from Houston to North Texas in just 90 minutes without having to navigate their way through two airports or sit in traffic for hours. You and your neighbors deserve to have safe and affordable travel options to get where you’re going, don’t you think?
There’s more. This innovative project will cost the taxpayer nothing because it is being privately funded and developed, but it will contribute an estimated $2.5 billion in tax revenues to the taxing entities along the 240-mile route. Plus, Texas Central expects to create an average of 10,000 jobs per year for the four years of construction, totaling over 40,000 highly-skilled jobs with competitive salaries. Once in operation, the line is expected to support more than 1,000 permanent jobs. This investment will boost the state economy long-term by providing permanent tax base revenue – benefitting the state on whole, with substantial, direct impact in all ten counties along the proposed route. Tell your neighbors to come with you to the Houston Area HSR Forum Wednesday, September 28, 2016 to add it up for themselves.
High growth + more transportation options + no cost to taxpayers + safety + innovation + billions in investment to Texas = ALL ABOARD, Y’ALL.
Of course, what’s the glory in advancement if we don’t recognize and care for those who’ll use it? Texas and the folks that make it such a great place are hard-working and dedicated. The Texas bullet train is designed to have minimal impact on land and a small footprint. Safety is a top priority for any transportation project, and the technology used has a 100% safety record. Yes – one hundred percent. That’s a perfect score for safely and reliably transporting more than 400,000 passengers a day for more than (wait for it…) 50 years.
It’s important to note that no matter which transportation option folks choose, Texas Central supports free movement of people, equipment, vehicles, and animals. As such, a major portion of this rail corridor runs along existing rights of way and will be elevated, to minimize the impact on landowners and communities along the route to the greatest extent possible.
Texas Central’s investment will set a new standard of a private company’s care and consideration of the communities they serve. This project honors the trail-blazing history of Texans while preparing our state to grow for future generations. We want to see you and your neighbors at the Houston Area HSR Forum on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6p – 8p at Cy Ranch High School.