Houston-to-North-Texas bullet train developer reaches agreement with 2 contractors

HOUSTON - Two major contractors have reached an agreement with Texas Central, the developers of the high-speed train between North Texas and Houston.

Fluor and Lane Construction would be the preferred designers/builders of the train line after the development and financial stages close.

The announcement marks a significant step in the development of the 240-mile line that will connect Houston and North Texas in 90 minutes, with a stop in the Brazos Valley.

“This underscores the attention the Texas Bullet Train has received from world-class firms, wanting to be part of a project that will revolutionize travel here and generate long-lasting local economic benefits,” Texas Central CEO Carlos Aguilar said. “We are excited to partner with firms that have deep Texas roots. This is the latest in a long list of Texas-based companies helping build the train, including Freese & Nichols, Contract Land Staff and Survey And Mapping.”

Texas Central said Fluor and Lane have no equity or ownership stake in the project and will not be involved in land acquisition.

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