Feds give regulatory permission for Dallas-to-Houston bullet train

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD)- Backers of a Dallas-to-Houston bullet train think they're one step closer to getting it done. But their opponents are not too sure.

Texas Central Railroad's Carlos Agular says they've cleared a tall hurdle which makes construction more likely with ground-breaking as early as next year. He says they have Federal Railroad Administration okay on regulations intended to keep the high-speed train's passengers and operators safe along with the environment.

But opponents say there's no way Texas Central can begin construction next year because they don't have the land or the money they need. And then there's the matter of legal challenges which would almost certainly cause delays.