Business Advocacy Council Meeting
Hear from Texas Central Regional Vice President David Hagy about the current status of the planned high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas at the April Business Advocacy Council meeting.
THE TEXAS HIGH-SPEED TRAIN
Nearly 50,000 Texans, sometimes called “super-commuters,” travel back and forth between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth more than once a week. Many others make the trip very regularly. The approximately 240-mile high-speed rail line will offer a total travel time of less than 90 minutes, with convenient departures every 30 minutes during peak periods each day, and every hour during off-peak periods – with 6 hours reserved each night for system maintenance and inspection.
ABOUT TEXAS CENTRAL
Texas Central is the company developing the Texas high-speed train project – a state-of-the-art passenger train system that will connect North Texas and Houston (two of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing economies) in less than 90 minutes and at speeds up to 200 mph, with one stop in the Brazos Valley. The Texas Central team has announced partnerships with its preferred design build companies, civil construction consortium and operators. These technical experts are doing work on the project every day as we gear up from a project employing hundreds of people to the expected 10,000 direct jobs each year during construction it will create.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS ADVOCACY COUNCIL
The Business Advocacy Council is a group of volunteer Chamber members responsible for monitoring government actions and debate at the local, county, state and federal levels. The Business Advocacy Council also reviews legislative action and when necessary, recommends action to the Chamber Board of Directors. Only the Board of Directors can decide whether the Chamber will take a formal position on issues of public policy.