About Us

The Commission is working with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to understand community needs and provide sound development for the high-speed rail system.

Commission Responsibilities

In January 2014, the Commission for High-Speed Rail in Dallas/Fort Worth was formed to advise on the development of intercity rail corridors, new transportation policies and funding and procurement strategies as they relate to the implementation of a proposed high-speed rail system.

The Commission for High-Speed Rail is governed by a seven-member group whose focus is to gather data and share information with statewide transportation partners, community leaders as well as the Dallas and Fort Worth communities.

Key areas of focus will include the following:

  • Connecting with communities and leaders
  • Coordinating efforts
  • Supporting agency activities
  • Sharing information
  • Identifying innovation opportunities
  • Identifying partnership opportunities
  • Identifying possible solutions to issues

You can use the online comment form to connect with the members.


  • William “Bill” Meadows – chairman
  • Vonciel Jones Hill – Dallas city councilwoman
  • Dee J. Kelly, Jr. – managing partner, Kelly-Hart Law Firm
  • Lorraine Miller – interim president, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Jere Thompson – CEO/cofounder, Ambit Energy
  • Glen Whitley – Tarrant county judge
  • Jeff Williams – president, Graham Associates

Learn More: Dallas/Fort Worth Core Express

In addition to partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) for the Commission for High-Speed Rail in the Dallas/Fort Worth Region, TxDOT is leading the effort to develop the environmental study, and is working cooperatively with Federal Railroad Administration, private interests and other stakeholders to identify funding and procurement strategies to build and operate the proposed high-speed rail connecting the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. We invite you to learn more by visiting the Dallas-Fort Worth Core Express project website.