Waco, Texas high-speed rail proponents see promise in Dallas-to-Houston project

By MIKE COPELAND, Waco Tribune-Herald; November 5, 2019

Hopping a high-speed train in Dallas at breakfast to catch a noon meeting in Houston looms on the horizon, a representative of the Texas Central Partners LLC told the Waco Rotary Club on Monday.

The multibillion-dollar rail project that the firm is hoping to make reality by 2026 with private funding would not come close to Waco. But leaders here see it as the first step in a high-speed rail network linking the state’s population centers, including Waco, said Jessica Attas, vice president for public policy at the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce.

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