Tag: high-speed rail

FDOT begins process for privately funded Orlando-to-Tampa high-speed rail

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.

Texas Central names Bechtel project manager for bullet train

Texas Central, developers of the high-speed train between North Texas and Houston, announced an agreement with Bechtel to work together on project management services.

New study provides framework for determining ROI in high-speed and intercity passenger rail corridors

A new report released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) provides a framework for assessing the return on investment (ROI) associated with high-speed (HSR) and intercity passenger rail (IPR) projects.

WSP joins Texas Bullet Train team

Texas Central announced that WSP USA is joining the Bullet Train team to provide engineering support as the project moves ahead in its preconstruction phase. Texas Central, developers of the high-speed passenger train between North Texas and Houston, cited WSP’s award-winning experience in designing infrastructure projects and said its work will focus on engineering, cost estimating and scheduling.

City of Houston, Texas Central sign high-speed rail agreement

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Texas Central railroad company reached agreement to work together on an economic development and jobs-creating plan for a bullet train that will revolutionize travel in the state.

Fluor to provide preliminary development for Texas high-speed rail

Fluor Corporation reached agreement with Texas Central Rail Holdings, LLC (Texas Central), to advance preliminary development of the 240-mile high-speed passenger rail line connecting Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.

High-speed train reaches milestone for North Texas-to-Houston route

Texas Central said it reached option agreements on about 30 percent of the parcels estimated to be needed for a bullet train’s route between North Texas and Houston.

LAN team to conduct Dallas HSR station area planning study

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), the metropolitan planning organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth Region, selected the Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (LAN) team to conduct a High-Speed Rail (HSR) station area planning study in downtown Dallas.

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