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Texas High-Speed Train Announces Major Step Forward with FRA Action on Rule of Particular Applicability
DALLAS (Sept. 4, 2019) – Texas Central, developer of the high-speed train, announced today that its
petition for rule making to issue a Rule of Particular Applicability (RPA) has been granted by the Federal
Railroad Administration. The RPA is a comprehensive set of custom rules that will be applicable
specifically to Texas Central and used to govern the railroad’s system and operations between Houston
and Dallas. Texas Central’s petition was filed in April 2016.
“The FRA’s action on the Rule of Particular Applicability (RPA) marks a major milestone in our quest to
bring a transformative mobility solution, while minimizing impact on the environment and land use, as
opposed to other options” said Carlos F. Aguilar, CEO, Texas Central. “We thank Administrator Batory for
his leadership in bringing high speed rail service to the United States. We will meet or exceed all
requirements the FRA mandates, to ensure we have the safest high-speed rail system in the world.”
The Texas train will be based on Central Japan Railway’s Tokaido Shinkansen technology, the world’s
safest mass transportation system. It has transported over 10 billion passengers with an impeccable
safety record of zero operational passenger fatalities and zero accidents since it was first deployed in
1964. Texas Central will bring the latest generation of this technology to the United States, the N700S,
which will be introduced into revenue service in Japan, in the coming months.
ABOUT TEXAS CENTRAL
Texas Central is developing a new high-speed train that will connect North Texas, the Brazos Valley and
Houston, using proven, world-class technology. The 90-minute trip will provide a safe, reliable and
productive transportation alternative. The company’s market-led approach is backed by investors, not
government grants, a new business model for infrastructure advances. Texas Central and its affiliated
entities will be responsible for the system’s design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance.
See more at www.texascentral.com.