Bullet Train With Butterfly Wings: More on Plans for Dallas-to-Houston High-Speed Rail
Of course, the Obama administration earlier this year chastised Texas for failing to put together a do-able comprehensive high-speed rail plan. State Sen. John Carona agreed: "Texas is behind the curve compared to these other states, particularly in terms of funding high-speed rail." Nevertheless, Houston officials, at least, love CJ Railway's proposal -- since, after all, it's privately funded. In the words of METRO board member Christof Spieler, "It would be a no-brainer -- trains are more comfortable and passengers can be more productive. You don't have to take off your shoes to get through security. You can get good food. The time you're spending in transit is a lot more useful and pleasant." I see 2020's mentioned as a do-by date. One question the piece doesn't address: How will they acquire the land needed to build the rail line?