In a 16-page report, the administration gave its blessing to the so-called "utility corridor," which follows high-voltage power lines for 70 percent of its length. That will give the rail line easy access to electrical power and reduce issues of right-of-way.
It's another big step for Dallas-based Texas Central Partners, which last month announced raising the first $75 million of the $10 billion project from private investors. Now that the 240-mile corridor is selected, the company will be able to host meetings with communities along the line as it seeks to finalize a route.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Feds approve Texas high-speed rail corridor
Hot dog! Now, let's build that rail!