Developer Texas Central has appointed WSP to provide engineering services for the project as it moves ahead into the pre-construction phase.
Texas Central CEO Carlos Aguilar said it was an exciting time to partner with the award-winning firm, and that the appointment “further demonstrates the attention the Texas Bullet Train has received from world-class firms.”
WSP’s history in Texas dates back to 1886 when William Barclay Parsons served as chief engineer of the Fort Worth and Rio Grande railway. Parsons co-founded Parsons Brinckerhoff, which became WSP USA in 2017.
On the multi-billion dollar Texas high-speed railway, WSP’s work will focus on engineering, cost estimating and scheduling.
WSP USA president of transportation and infrastructure Joseph Pulicare said: “WSP’s expertise in major infrastructure projects and our team of seasoned professionals position us well to ramp up quickly in support of the Texas Bullet Train.
“This is a transformational project and we are proud to be part of the project team.”
The 240 mile Texas high-speed railway will connect North Texas to Houston in 90 minutes, with a midway stop in the Brazos Valley.
The investor-owned project is not receiving federal or state grants and expects to create 10,000 direct jobs during construction.