Tag: high-speed rail
The Texas high-speed train has been named among the top global infrastructure projects by infrastructure advocacy group CG/LA in its 2019 Strategic 100 Global Infrastructure Report.
Governor Gavin Newsom, delivering his first State of the State address before a joint session of the California Legislature on Feb. 12, 2019, indicated that he supports changes to high-speed rail plans while not totally abandoning the project.
Texas Central, developers of the high-speed train, named Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) as the project’s provider of ecological mitigation services to help protect and enhance natural ecosystems and the environment throughout construction and operations.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a final rule establishing modern, performance-based safety standards for railroad passenger equipment, paving the way for U.S. high-speed passenger trains to safely travel as fast as 220 mph.
Texas Central, developers of the high-speed railroad, named international railway company Renfe as the train’s operating partner.
Texas Central, developers of a high-speed train connecting Houston and Dallas, engaged the global construction and engineering firm Salini Impregilo – operating in the U.S. market with The Lane Construction Corporation – to lead the civil construction consortium that will build the Texas passenger line.
Brightline, the nation's only privately owned, operated and maintained express intercity passenger rail system, announced its expansion to the West Coast with the acquisition of XpressWest, a high-speed passenger rail project with rights to develop a federally approved corridor connecting Southern California and Las Vegas.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Transportation Council announced that it will explore hyperloop technology for two major transportation initiatives across the state.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun the process to allow for private investment in a high-speed rail connection from Orlando to Tampa. FDOT and the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) received an unsolicited proposal from Brightline to lease property owned by the state and CFX to build a high-speed train along Interstate 4.
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