Federal Railroad Administration outlines preferred Dallas-Houston route for Texas Central: 5 things to know about the high-speed rail’s environmental report released Dec 15



The Federal Railroad Administration released its draft environmental impact statement for Texas Central’s high-speed rail route from Dallas to Houston on Friday. (Courtesy Texas Central)

The Federal Railroad Administration signed a draft environmental impact statement for Texas Central on Dec. 15, which outlines a preferred route for the high-speed railway from Dallas to Houston, according to a statement from Texas Central. The FRA’s release of the environmental report comes after a four-year study process on the environmental impact of the 240-mile route.

“Safe, accessible and efficient regional rail systems are an important component in the transportation networks of many areas,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in a statement. “As proposed, these rail projects would increase travel options and promote economic growth in their regions of the country.”

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