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TCP: High speed rail on track


A proposed high-speed rail project with plans of going through eastern Ellis County is rekindling some heated debate among those who would be effected and whether the project is warranted as it inches toward becoming a reality. The Federal Railway Administration has now filed a draft of the environmental report on the train system’s impact in the latest milestone for the project. The reports claim the Dallas-to-Houston route would be built to avoid negatively affecting streams, wetlands, floodplains, and other natural and cultural features. Texas Central Railway plans to build a high speed-rail line and would use the Japanese N700 Series Shinkansen electric trains. These trains would take passengers on the 240-mile trip in about 90 minutes with speeds estimated at 200 miles per hour. The Ellis County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a resolution in 2014 that opposed the high-speed rail project. Lane Grayson, county commissioner Precinct 2, stated the project is going to detrimental to the county and state.
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