Texas Central indicators $ 1.6 billion electrical contract for Dallas to Houston Bullet Practice – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Value

Texas Central announced Monday that it has signed a $ 1.6 billion contract with Kiewit Infrastructure South to install core electrical systems for a proposed bullet train that is expected to run from Dallas to Houston.

The contract provides for Kiewit to manage the installation of the core electrical systems, including critical safety and system elements such as traction power, signaling and communication equipment, so that the trains can run safely and the tracks and operators communicate with each other through network operations.

“Kiewit and Mass. Electric are national leaders in the installation of complex and large electrical systems and have many years of experience in the safe and effective delivery of high quality rail systems,” said Carlos Aguilar, CEO of Texas Central Railroad. “Combining their experience with the safety of an integrated system is critical to the operation of the Texas Central Railroad. The signing of this contract is the next step in making the Texas Central Railroad the first high-speed rail system in the United States.” “

Texas Central is hoping to recreate the Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed rail system in Texas, despite fierce resistance from landowners reluctant to give way.

“Texans Against Bullet Trains,” said Texas landowners who refused to allow access to their land because they claim it would lead to a decrease in property values, an increase in environmental noise, more light and the destruction of wildlife habitats.

Texas Central said the project could create an estimated 17,000 jobs, 20,000 hobs in the supply chain, and more than 1,400 permanent jobs in the six years of its construction once the train is fully operational.

Texas Central said its project will have $ 7.3 billion in materials used by US companies in 37 states over the next 25 years and is expected to have a direct cumulative economic impact of $ 36 billion.

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