The Texas high-speed train has been named among the top global infrastructure projects by CG/LA, a national infrastructure advocacy group, in its 2019 Strategic 100 Global Infrastructure Report.
Designed to identify projects with the most potential opportunity in the upcoming year, the CG/LA reports select projects with widespread benefits and strategic importance in 30 targeted counties.
The Texas train is already generating attention among infrastructure experts who recognize it as a catalyst for creating jobs, boosting the economy and providing a much-needed transportation alternative.
Texas Central has brought on board several industry leaders: international railway company Renfe is the train’s operating partner; multinational firm Salini Impregilo ¬– operating in the U.S. market with The Lane Construction Corporation – is leading the civil construction consortium that will build the train; and Bechtel, with operational headquarters in Houston, is on Texas Central’s project management services team.
In addition to seamless, safe and convenient travel between the fourth and fifth largest economies in the United States, the Texas project is estimated to create 10,000 direct jobs for each year of construction and support 1,500 full-time jobs when operational.
Last year, CG/LA recognized the Texas train in its Strategic 100 North American Infrastructure Report, calling it a crucial option “in advancing public and business interests.”