Houston-area business organizations show support for Texas’ high-speed train

June 3, 2016

A press release from Texas Central Partners in The Citizen

PRESS RELEASE

DALLAS – Five Houston-area organizations have voiced support for Texas’ high-speed rail project, recognizing it as a catalyst for economic development and an innovative alternative for Texans’ growing transportation demands.Website Insert Start Here copy

The Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce, the Transportation Advocacy Group- Houston Region, the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership (BayTran) and the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) recently announced support for the high-speed train.

The train will join the two largest commercial centers in Texas, which represent half of the state’s population, and it will create tens of thousand of new jobs for Texans and stimulate local economic activity.

“Momentum continues to grow for the high-speed train, as more and more Texans learn about the important benefits of this transformational project. Texans want a choice for a quick and safe way to get between Houston and North Texas,” said Tim Keith, CEO of Texas Central, the private sector-led group developing the project.

In their letter, the BayTran Board of Directors offered its “full support” for the project, saluting the project’s ability to “promote economic development in the region, enhance mobility and connectivity, and introduce innovative, state-of-the-art technology that is a safe, reliable, and efficient alternative.”

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