Texas High-Speed Train

Texas Central, developers of the high-speed passenger train between North Texas and Houston, selected WSP USA to provide engineering support for its project, currently in the pre-construction phase. The 240-mile high-speed rail line will connect North Texas and Houston in 90 minutes.



  • Dallas, Texas, USA


  • Texas Central

Project Status

  • Ongoing

Joining the Team

WSP USA has joined the team that will build a high-speed passenger rail line between Dallas and Houston.

WSP will provide engineering support to Texas Central, developers of the high-speed rail line, as the project moves ahead in its pre-construction phase, with a focus on engineering, cost estimating and scheduling.

The multibillion-dollar project is a 240-mile rail line that will connect North Texas and Houston in 90 minutes, with a midway stop in the Brazos Valley. The project will benefit an estimated 50,000 commuters who currently travel between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth more than once a week, as well as others who make the trip on a regular basis.

WSP joins Fluor Enterprises and the Lane Construction Corporation as the team that will perform pre-construction planning for the mega-project expected to provide 10,000 direct jobs each year during construction. WSP has already staffed dozens of full-time personnel on the project to assist Fluor and Lane.

This is a transformational project, and we are proud to be a part of the project team.
Joseph Pulicare President of Transportation & Infrastructure for WSP

Key Numbers

Average Daily Commuters
Travel Time
90 minutes

Traffic Alternative

Under present conditions, traffic between the two metropolitan regions is expected to double by 2035, increasing a trip that takes about 5 hours today to 6.5 hours. The high-speed rail system would provide commuters with an opportunity to avoid those delays, as well as reduce the overall traffic along those corridors.

The high-speed train would provide departures every 30 minutes during peak hours, and one hour during off-peak hours. Texas Central would deploy a high-speed rail system similar to Central Japan Railway Company’s N700-I Bullet train, which has been in operation for more than a half century. The private investor-owned project is not taking federal or state funding for its construction or operations.

WSP has experience on numerous high-speed rail projects around the world, including the California High-Speed Rail project currently under construction. The firm has also been involved with high-speed rail projects in Taiwan, China, the United Kingdom and the system that will connect Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.