muncien wrote:tamtagon wrote:...just for fun:
There's your connection to Fort Worth! Amtrak & TRE, no problem.
Almost makes you question the need for Amtrak to even stop at Union Station anymore...
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Slightly off topic. But what happened to CityMAP?
That plan of rerouting i-30 would be tremendous for the city of Dallas. Particularly for this area.
The Texas Bullet Train has inched closer to the goal of becoming a reality with the securing of a loan of up to $300 million.
Texas Central, the company implementing the high-speed train between Houston and North Texas, announced Thursday that it has secured the loan from the Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corp. for Transport & Urban Development, or JOIN, and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.
Texas Central will use the funds to move ahead on permitting, design and engineering, as well as other preliminary work needed to launch construction during 2019.
The interest-bearing loan along with the equity provided to date – mostly coming from Texas entrepreneurs – will provide enough funding for all activities required for the project to reach financial close, Texas Central said in a news release.
tamtagon wrote:At this stage of the game, the technology deal is really the only thing about Texas Central I've had concerned. IIRC, most/all the other HSR service providers are interchangeable and/or compatible (French, Chinese etc), but the Japanese is not. The presumption all along has bee that the Triangle and/or T will eventually connect DFW-Houston-SanAustintonio, so the Japanese route could end up being by itself or whatever.
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