Is Texas About To Get It’s Very Own High Speed Bullet Train?
A bullet train, similar to those that Japan has been using for decades, could soon be cruising across Texas.
The proposed route would run between Dallas and Houston, a distance of about 240 miles.
Running at speeds of up to 205 miles per hour, the video says this train would be the world's fastest and complete the journey in less than 90 minutes.
90 minutes, yes but this list contradicts that "world's fastest" claim.
Funding has been one of the biggest issues slowing the development of bullet trains across the country.
According to Quartz, the applications have already been submitted to “several federal grant programs” to help finance research and design costs. Amtrak representatives estimate the project could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 100,000 tons annually and remove an estimated 12,500 cars per day from the region’s I-45 corridor. The reduction in individual vehicles on the roads could also save as much as 65 million gallons of fuel each year. - popsci.com
Similar train routes have been considered in other parts of the United States of America including one that would connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
There are a lot of issues that have stalled bullet train development here but one thing that I think could really get people "on board" would be offering more routes.
Peeps in El Paso, Austin, San Antonio, etc like to go fast too.
Sure, people going from Big "D" to H - town will love it but they really need to find a way to service other areas of Texas.
Routes between the biggest Texas cities would appeal to more folks and, if they want public funding, Amtrak and Texas Central are going to need voters.
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