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One of the world's largest train operators says that its proposal of a passenger rail network that includes the Interstate 35 corridor would be a better fit for Texas than the $15 billion Dallas-to-Houston bullet train that's on the table. "Look at the state as a whole. Instead of creating a link, create a network," said SNCF America president Alain Leray, who is visiting Dallas, Austin and Waco this week on the heels of filing his company's eight-pages of commentary on the Federal Draft Environmental Statement for the Dallas-to-Houston line.Maryland-based SNCF America, a branch of the French National Railway, pitched its "Texas T-bone" idea to the Federal Railroad Administration in 2008 and 2016. The plan calls for "higher speed rail" service of 125 mph.The railroad administration has instead proceeded to work with Texas Central Partners on a Dallas-to-Houston bullet line featuring speeds up to 210 mph and using Japanese technology."Of course, SNCF, the state-owned … [Read more...] about Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail plan will make Texas’ I-35 corridor a loser, competitor says
Bonjour. Playbook and VOA’s Sean Maroney slipped the SecDef bubble for a morning in Paris; we promise we’ll be back for the photo spray. #AllElseFails: NATO events are livestreamed, and we’re rocking free WiFi in Comfort 1. Breakfast choice: sweet or salty. --Postcards: Bacon cheeseburger served on the Kabul-Brussels leg of Secretary Gate’s round-the-world farewell trip. His tastes run so heavily toward beefy entrees that his press corps has given his “doomsday” plane the nickname, “Big Brisket.” http://politi.co/lmVRyY … Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell adds to his Twitter “following” list in the briefing cabin of the E-4B, with a little help from the press. http://politi.co/lX1l3o ... Morrell checks out coverage with colleagues Carl Woog and Tara Napier. http://politi.co/miolfV Match each hat, as seen in the window of a Brussels shop, with a member of the press corps. http://politi.co/krMu8S … [Read more...] about Filed from a high-speed train from Brussels to Paris – Ron Suskind book on Obama and Wall Street: ‘Confidence Men’ – Mrs. Obama unveils child-care phase of anti-obesity campaign
Compared to Japan, which just opened the newest section of its high-speed rail network, the concept has struggled to catch on in the U.S. The White House unveiled its vision for new train corridors in 2009, but so far there's been little progress. Finally, though, plans to start laying the tracks for a faster future are afoot, reports CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues. The Bullet Train in Japan covers 320 miles in just 2 hours and 25 minutes, traveling at close to 190 mph. Amtrak's Acela trains can reach only about 150 mph, but now there are high-speed rail projects underway in the U.S. that will boost that top speed by 50 mph. Within six years, Texas developers are promising a link between Dallas Fort Worth and Houston at 205 mph. In California, another project hopes to bring a 200 mph system linking cities including San Francisco and Los Angeles by 2028. Texas Central High-Speed Railway CEO and Chairman Richard Lawless believes payoff is just down the tracks. "Once the system is up … [Read more...] about Laying tracks for high-speed rail in the U.S.
By Letters From Our Readers | PUBLISHED: March 18, 2018 at 7:51 am | UPDATED: March 19, 2018 at 3:51 am Why state should keep funding high-speed rail Gov. Jerry Brown deserves credit for thinking into the future and planning ahead to solve our serious transportation problem with high-speed rail. All over the world countries find money to fund high-speed rail. In this country, it is fly or drive. I wonder how many people enjoy the traffic on the way to and from the airport, long check in lines and arduous check in procedures, not to mention lost luggage, late arrivals, scary turbulence, tight seating and endless circling the airport or waiting in the friendly lots to pick up passengers. How much fun is it to fly? In contrast, how about a convenient short trip to the train station, convenient parking, Myra OrtaLos Altos … [Read more...] about Letter: Why California should keep funding high-speed rail