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DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby Tnexster » 15 Mar 2017 16:21

Texas senators don't want state funds to be used to build Houston-to-Dallas bullet train

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... ed-to.html

Sen. Charles Schwertner has joined a group of rural lawmakers who are using both legislative and budgetary provisions to stop the progress on the high-speed train.

“This legislation will ensure that the property rights of our constituents are respected and guarantee that state taxpayers won’t be asked to bail out this project when costs inevitably exceed projections and ridership fails to meet expectations,” the Georgetown Republican has said of the rail line this session, citing a Reason Foundation study that projects potential long-term financial losses.

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby rantanamo » 15 Mar 2017 18:05

for a state that touts itself as business friendly and innovative, we sure seem to be going out of our way to not be. TCR has done nothing but try to do what they said they would so far. If they don't want this venture to happen, do them a favor and run them off now. Don't get this dance that's going on.

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby tamtagon » 15 Mar 2017 19:06

what's the saying... cut off your nose to spite your face?

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby Tnexster » 16 Mar 2017 11:40

Having to actually see the train will be a daily reminder of the two large metropolitan regions they really don't care for and certainly don't want to help them grow and prosper even more than they already are.

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby tamtagon » 16 Mar 2017 12:48

This is the same train of thought that politico-freaks out at the price tag of aid when a natural disaster destroys a far off community, then pleads for help when a natural disaster hits home.

Stubbornness will not make the world stand still; when was the last time a pipeline was denied in East Texas --- despite the protests from the political left AND right?

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby Cbdallas » 16 Mar 2017 15:24

I wish we could get a much higher turnout of metropolitan voters in Texas at the polls for all elections. The way it is right now the rural voters determine policy that rules the large cities. City people don't vote in enough numbers and Texas has 3 of the largest metro areas on the country.

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby The_Overdog » 17 Mar 2017 10:06

when was the last time a pipeline was denied in East Texas

What's funny is that pipelines are used to decrease the use of trucks, which may cause traffic but at least there's a small chance the trucker might stop in town and buy something from the gas station. Look at I40 through New Mexico for what happens when your town is no longer needed by travelers.

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby dukemeredith » 21 Mar 2017 08:51

lindseynicole010 wrote:This is easy and simple for natural disaster survivors to spiral down into negative victim status. This was starting to come about to me, as well as whilst on one level I realized it was part of the natural recovery process. Humans are not built to deal with constant, irregular change on an ongoing basis, but in the aftermath of a natural disaster this is what we are faced with. We discover it extremely discomforting.
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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby drummer » 05 Apr 2017 08:01

Here's a link to email your Texas representatives et al regarding the bills being discussed TODAY that could harm or stop the HSR project altogether. Take action and shoot these folks a note.

[url="http://www.texascentral.com/advocate/dont-stop-the-bullet-train/"]http://www.texascentral.com/advocate/dont-stop-the-bullet-train/[/url]

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby tamtagon » 06 Apr 2017 12:34

I'd rather have Hyperloop....

https://www.dallasinnovates.com/hyperlo ... -the-case/

Hyperloop in Texas? Dallas-led AECOM Group is Making the Case

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby DPatel304 » 06 Apr 2017 13:08

Maybe it would be worth it to go the Hyperloop route, but who knows when or even if this technology will ever be feasible. It could be decades from now.

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Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Postby electricron » 08 Apr 2017 01:35

DPatel304 wrote:Maybe it would be worth it to go the Hyperloop route, but who knows when or even if this technology will ever be feasible. It could be decades from now.

Whether Hyperloop will ever exist will depend upon somebody investing billions of dollars into it, just like High Speed Rail needs investors. the difference between the two is very simple, no one wants to invest into Hyperloop today while there are investors for High Speed Rail - the Texas Central Partners. Texas Central as a company exists today, Texas Hyperloop doesn't exist today.....

Additionally, the FRA, FTA, FAA, or some other government agency is going to have to make regulations for the safe operations of a Hyperloop system - regulations that also don't exist today. It'll take the government years, possibly decades, to develop such regulations - FRA already has rail regulations for safe operations in place today....

Therefore, if you want fast surface transportation to occur soon, the only viable option today is high speed rail.


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