Well that's what happens when you're in a fast growing state with a strong economy.
Personally, I'd rather deal with the annoyances of construction than see everything crumble...
The Commission for High-Speed Rail in Dallas/Fort Worth voted unanimously to seek federal funding for a study of a route to Austin, according to the newspaper.
hat line would be separate from the entirely private high-speed rail that’s being developed to go from Dallas to Houston. That 200 mph train is being proposed by Texas Central Railway and now includes plans for a stop near Texas A&M University, officials confirmed at the meeting. An environmental study is underway now and the train could be operating by 2021.
http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/b...-rail-could-expand-to-austin-san-antonio.html“It will have one stop, in College Station. It will be just east of Highway 6.”
“It will have one stop, in College Station. It will be just east of Highway 6.”
If you were referring to towns that have less than 50,000 people then I would agree but College Station and Waco are sizable enough to be served by HSR. Many HSR lines in Europe serve small cities as well in addition to Acela in the Northeast which stops in cities such Wilmington and New Haven in addition to DC and NYC.
the promise of this and the attraction is the speed of service because of the huge air travel industry in the US. The Texas cities aren't nearly as urban as the NE cities so there is even less of an attraction. This needs to be a quick trip if they are going to spend billions on it. Let the other stuff come much later.
What's wrong with the first segment being Fort Worth to Austin? Eventually the line would extend but nothing wrong with starting the line to Austin first.
Looks like a no go for a B/CS stop nowThe meetings will have identical hours with an open house at 4:30 pm, a presentation at 6:30 pm and public comments at 7 p.m.
Oct. 21: Dallas Infomart, 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway, suite 1000, Dallas
Oct. 22: IOOF Event Center, 601 N. 45 th St., Corsicana
Oct. 23: Teague Community Center, 511 Main St., Teague
Oct. 27: The Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan
Oct. 28: Veterans Conference Center, 445 N. State Highway 75, Huntsville
Oct. 29: NRG Center, 1 Reliant Park, Houston
The project itself would be privately funded. Texas Central Railway, a Dallas-based company, is paying for the environmental impact study, which could take about 30 months or more.
The goal is to start construction by 2017.
So far, the future ridership from Texas A&M University and the cities doesn't justify the cost to build that connection, Kelly said.
“We just weren’t able to get the numbers to work to serve Bryan/College Station,” Kelly said.
The project will use existing highway or railroad right-of-way as much as possible, requiring a 50 to 100 foot width depending on the elevation.