The high-speed rail project that could one day connect Dallas and Houston took a step toward becoming a reality last week.
A petition for rulemaking to issue a Rule of Particular Applicability submitted by Texas Central Partners, the Dallas-based company building the project, was granted by the Federal Railroad Administration. Texas Central first submitted the petition more than three years ago.
“It truly is a major milestone in the history of the project,” said Holly Reed, managing director of external affairs for Texas Central. “What it does is it puts us on the path to construction next year.”