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Statement Regarding Latest Developments on Texas Central High-Speed Rail

Published Aug 09, 2023 by Brina Morales

Texas Central High-Speed Rail

Statement Attributable to Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership:

“The Greater Houston Partnership applauds the new collaboration between Amtrak and Texas Central Railway and stands firm in our commitment to high-speed rail investment in Texas. We have long been proponents of Texas Central’s project to link Houston and Dallas via high-speed passenger rail that would reduce the travel time between our two cities to less than 90 minutes.

The Houston business community continues to believe the best way to achieve economic growth and lower the cost of transportation for consumers is to foster innovation and competition. Faster, safer, and more reliable connections between our region and other parts of Texas are vital to our continued economic growth. 

We are hopeful this new partnership will accelerate the development of this project, and we look forward to working with all stakeholders throughout this process.”
 

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