May 03, 2018

Bechtel to support Texas high-speed project

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TEXAS Central announced on May 2 that it has appointed Bechtel to provide project management services for its scheme to develop a privately-funded high-speed line linking Dallas and Houston.

In August 2017Texas Central selected Fluor Enterprises and The Lane Construction Corporation, a subsidiary of Salini Impregilo, to support the planning and implementation of the scheme. WSP is also providing engineering support.

Texas Central says it is working with the three companies to refine and update construction planning and sequencing, scheduling, cost estimates, and other design and engineering activities under the guidance of the Federal Railroad Administration’s recently-released Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the project.

The 390km line will link the Dallas/Fort Worth area with Houston in around 90 minutes, with a single intermediate station in the Brazos valley. The project will be implemented without federal or state support for construction, operation or maintenance.