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11:30 a.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Program
Petroleum Club | 40th Floor
777 Main Street | Fort Worth, Texas
$25.00 Full Buffet
$20.00 Young Members
$5.50 On-Site Parking
This month’s topic:
The Texas Central High-Speed Train: Connecting people, creating jobs and a new American Industry
Rebecca Cowle, Director, External Affairs, Texas Central Partners, LLC
Texas Central is the private, investor-owned company undertaking the development, design, construction, finance, and operation of an innovative, new high-speed passenger train line connecting North Texas and Greater Houston in less than 90 minutes, with one stop in the Brazos Valley. The system being deployed is the safest and most efficient mass transportation technology in the world, the Shinkansen N700-I Bullet Train, which has operated for more than 50 years in Japan with a perfect record of no crashes and zero passenger fatalities or injuries due to train accidents. This project gives Texans what they have been demanding – the freedom of another choice when moving between the state’s two largest regions. By employing a market-led approach – without the use of taxpayer grants – this project will serve as the model for future infrastructure projects of its kind.
Rebecca is the Director of External Affairs for Texas Central. Since 2013 she has leveraged her experience in non-profit fundraising and international infrastructural development to advance the Texas High-Speed Train project in both North Texas and the Brazos Valley. Previously, she has worked in the development office of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft Worth, as well as the international programs division of the World Food Logistics Organization in Washington DC. She is a proud alum of Texas A&M University.