Firms for the bullet train’s design and construction announced

August 18, 2017 by  

Recently, Texas Central Partners revealed which firms were chosen for design and construction of the Dallas to Houston high-speed ‘bullet’ train.

The Fortune 500 Fluor Corporation, based in nearby Irving, and Lane Construction will be designing and constructing the much-anticipated railway. No schedule for the proposed 240-mile railway has yet been released.

According to Bill Meadows, chairman for the Tarrant Regional Transportation Council, early 2020 is the soonest the railway will be completed. Until then, some savvy business owners will be planning the extended use of promotional products to include not just one but both of the urban centers service by the train.

The idea for a so-called bullet train to regularly make the trip back and forth between Dallas and Houston has been in development for years. The proposed passenger train will travel at 205 mph, taking no more than 90 minutes between cities.

Concerning the recent announcement, CEO Carlos Aguilar on the Texas Central Partners website posted:

“This is a major milestone for a project that links two of the nation’s largest commercial hubs and gives Texans a safe and reliable alternative over congested highway and air travel.”

Lane Construction’s parent company is based in Italy and has significant high-speed train experience. The enterprise has been hailed as the preferred design-builder following the completion of the development and financing phases.