Texas Central Railway, the private company leading the construction of a high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, will begin public outreach later this month to get input from citizens on the project and allow citizens to ask questions about the rail line proposal. Six public meetings will be held in cities and towns that are likely to be along the route connecting the two terminal cities, according to Texas Rail Advocates. More on the public meeting process and expected outcomes from The Texas Tribune:
The Texas Department of Transportation will lead the six meetings next month in Dallas, Houston and other locations in between.
“We’ll talk about alternative routes and the impact on the communities and let people actually see the route on the map,” [Robert] Eckels [the head of Texas Central Railway] said. “We’ll talk about what our vision is.”
“What we’re finding in most of these small towns is that they want this train to come through here,” Eckels said. “We’re not expecting” a controversy over this.
The Houston public meeting will be the final of the six meetings and will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at NRG Center. The schedule for the Houston public meeting is as follows:
Open house: 4:30-6:30pm
Public comment session: 7-8pm
The full list of public meetings is below:
Tuesday, October 21 – Dallas at the Infomart
Wednesday, October 22 – Corsicana at the IOOF Event Center
Thursday, October 23 – Teague at the Teague Community Center
Monday, October 27 – Bryan at The Brazos Center
Tuesday, October 28 – Huntsville at the Veterans Conference Center
Wednesday, October 29 – Houston at the NRG Center