Texas Central and County Leaders
“Over the past several weeks, Texas Central has contacted the county judges and commissioners in all of the counties where the Texas Bullet Train will be running. The company has provided updated information about the project and answered questions on the Federal Railroad Administration’s recently released Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
That federal report said the Houston-to-North Texas train would alleviate the strain on the state’s existing infrastructure and is needed to accommodate growing demands.
That outlines more details and now that the FRA has begun work on its final review, required before construction, Texas Central has asked to meet with all top county leaders to discuss access, safety and other issues. Texas Central looks forward to moving ahead on these meetings with the county officials, law enforcement, first responders and others.
Working together, the project will help train first responders all along the 240-mile route and familiarize emergency responders with all aspects of the train operation. Texas Central will identify any resource and coordination gaps that may need to be filled, including a need for staging areas, emergency response equipment and other areas where needs dictate.
The additional equipment and training provided by Texas Central will be available to serve residents and communities along the route every day of the year, around the clock.”