Officials announced a major new development Friday in the plan for high-speed rail in Texas.
The path for the proposed Dallas-to-Houston bullet train appears to be taking shape. A federal study suggests the utility route, which follows transmission lines, would be the best for the rail line.
Federal authorities have 60 days to hear from the public before making a final decision on the path.
Construction should start in late 2018 or in early 2019, with service scheduled to start by 2023.
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Once it is running, the train would transport passengers from Dallas to Houston in about 90 minutes.