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FRA approves Texas high-speed rail corridor

(Source: Houston Chronicle, August 26, 2015)

HOUSTON — The Federal Railroad Administration approved the rail corridor preferred by the developers of a Dallas-Houston bullet train. Now a final route must be plotted within the chosen corridor. In a 16-page report, the FRA 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.

Full story: Houston Chronicle

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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