Route for Proposed Texas Bullet Train Taking Shape

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.

Once it is running, the train would transport passengers from Dallas to Houston in about 90 minutes.

MORE: See more on the proposal from Texas Central

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