Stopover planned 20 miles from A&M could transform home-campus commute, says students and advocates.

October 15, 2015 -By Chris Martin -

Future Texas A&M students could travel from campus to Houston or Dallas in a third of the time it currently takes, if a proposed high speed rail line between the two cities passes a pending government review.

Texas Central is a privately owned organization that plans to build a high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston with a stop near the Bryan-College Station area. Construction is slated to begin in early 2017, however the company’s plans cannot move forward until the state and federal government complete an environmental analysis.

Texas A&M’s proximity to the proposed stop-over could change the way some students commute to and from school to their homes or across Texas. The trains would travel up to 205 miles per hour, significantly cutting the travel time from the College Station area to Houston or Dallas.

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