$20 says Texas gets its high-speed rail project functional before California does.

Here are the details:

A new report from D Magazine quotes a Texas Tribune reporter talking about the high-speed train.

The report said a member of the Texas Transportation commission has confirmed that Texas Central High-Speed Railway is studying the possibility of a Dallas-Fort Worth to Houston rail line.

And here’s why Texas would beat California, if this project happens:

TCHR is a for-profit company.

Yup, I’m talking trash about both California, and the inability of government to measure up to private enterprise. So?


Moe Lane


  • BigGator5 says:

    “TCHR is a for-profit company”

  • Phil Smith says:

    I’m doubtful. There’s not exactly a clamor here in Houston for an easy way to visit Dallas. We’d prefer an easy way to visit San Antonio. Or Siberia.

    • nighttwister says:

      I spent a decade one year in Dallas.

      • acat says:

        I spent a month in Dallas one weekend… most of it stuck in traffic.
        I found the same to be true the week I spent in Houston.
        I’m not interested in ever visiting either again, but given the traffic on I-45, I suspect some Texans may find this useful.

    • Skip says:

      Houston – the city whose motto is, ‘hey, at least we’re not Lubbock’…

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  • Crawford says:

    Am I the only one who thinks a Texan bullet train should be called the “Long Colt”?

  • acat says:

    Wasn’t there a for-profit outfit trying to build a high-speed rail link between Las Vegas and .. was it Victorville, CA?
    I think the business model says that people could start their vacations an hour or two earlier, drinking on the train – and likely playing slots or something once they cross the NV border – but I can’t find a recent reference to it.

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