Rail

Study supports HSR track on Texas highways

Posted on November 27, 2013

ARLINGTON, Texas — A University of Texas at Arlington study concluded that one of the cheapest and most effective ways to build high-speed rail in Texas could be to place the tracks right on top of highway right-of-way, the Star-Telegram reported.

The key to the finding is that highway land is already owned by the state, eliminating the need for whoever builds high-speed rail to spend potentially billions of dollars buying or leasing private property — and possibly having to seize some of it through eminent domain. For the full story, click here.

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