Plans to build a 200-mph express train between Houston and Dallas have gone a step further with the signing of the final $16 billion contract to design and build a high-speed rail system, according to the train’s developer. It includes Lane Construction, which signed the agreement this month with Texas Central, a private company developing the high-speed train. The train, which will replicate Japan’s high-speed rail system Tokaido Shinkansen, is slated to provide a 90-minute connection between the two Texas cities. However, a group opposed to the express train sees nothing new in the latest announcement.” A statement from Trey Duhon, president of Texans Against High Speed Rail, said Texas Central has reported that construction will begin “within the next six months,” later this year,” or “soon” for the past five years. “With no money or permits, we don’t see any progress here, just something to get his name in the news in an effort to stay relevant.” Dohon says Salini Impregilo He has been with Texas Central for a while on the project, and Webuild is the new name for the combined group. He also says that Texas Central does not have the money or permits to build the system. It will also have to deal with high-profile scale issues when trying to acquire the desired property. Lynn, He is the lead engineer and contractor on heavy construction for the 236-mile-long system, which will raise about half of it to a bridge.Besides the tracks, Webuild will be responsible for building warehouses and other facilities for the system, according to Texas Central, the developer says, which will take five to six years to build after obtaining On all pre-construction permits. Texas Central says the six-year project will create 17,000 direct jobs, as well as thousands of supply chain jobs. He-she expects to create more than 1,400 permanent jobs when the system is up and running. “Our goal is to put together a team of the world’s best players from every industry needed to bring this project to life,” says Carlos Aguilar, Texas Central CEO. “Webuild has 115 years of experience designing and building some of the most famous projects in the world, and we are proud to have pioneered this landmark project.” The Webuild Group was founded in 2020 after the merger of Salini and Impregilo in 2014 Lane Construction was merged into the group in 2016. Members of the group have built such projects as high-speed trains in Europe and the Anacostia River Tunnel in Washington, DC. The Texas Express will have one stop between Dallas and Houston near Texas A&M. University. Trains will depart every 30 minutes, according to Webuild. Webuild says the train will reduce carbon emissions by more than 100,000 tons a year due to a reduction in the car and plane traveling between Dallas and Houston. It estimates the train will reach 13 million passengers by 2050, and Texas high-speed rail has been discussed for more than a decade. Supporters hope President Joe Biden’s focus on rail travel will bolster the project.