The company planning a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston has hired a hired a contractor for building one of the most important parts of the project.
According to a news release, Texas Central has inked a $1.6 million dollar deal with Kiewit Infrastructure, plus one of its affiliates, to install core electrical systems for the train.
That would include traction power, signaling, and communications, with which the company has experience in installing large-scale electric systems.
Texas Central says the project is estimated to take six years, and create around 17,000 jobs.
Many along the route, which has a proposed stop in Grimes County, disagree with the project. A group representing property owners in six counties, including citizens from Plantersville, sued two federal agencies last month calling for them to block the project.
No statement has been release from the group Texans Against High Speed Rail yet regarding the hire.