• Federal Railroad Administration noted six potential locations for bullet train station
  • Dallas station is set in stone
  • Environmental impact is a huge concern for bullet train line location

The Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail has been in the works for a few years now as a solution to ease traffic congestion between the two growing cities. The suggested bullet train would cut down the commute between the two cities to about 90 minutes.

The latest in the development of the bullet train is a report from the Federal Railroad Administration, which noted six potential routes for the express transportation.

Texas Central Partners previously released its preferred route for the bullet train, which is given consideration by the FRA. However, the administration must have options for the environmental impact process.

Downtown Houston was previously considered a strict no-go for the city’s station, but the central location seems to not be completely ruled out. Dallas’ station isn’t expected to change: it is planned for Interstate 30 between downtown and the Cedars.

The biggest question is what land the line will cut through and, inevitably, who it will affect the most substantially.

But in the city of Houston, the results may be very different. The location of the station may not only help to boost home values, but also, naturally, demand for homes.

Houston options for the station include near Northwest Mall at 610 and Union Pacific’s Hardy Yard, which would run along I-10.

Email Kimberly Manning.

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