>>911242 Dallas the the most expansive light rail system in the country along with some streetcar routes through the CBD, Houston has some decent light rail through downtown coupled with an okay bus system.
I agree. Building high-speed rail before decent inner city rail is putting the cart way before the horse. Florida cancelled plans for high speed between Orlando and Tampa which are both in the top 5 most dangerous cities for pedestrians.
>>912308 See, the Texas drives are shit, and this would be for the ultra long commuters (there is transit in both cities), and day trips (there are a non trivial amount of day trips between the cities). They want to use this as the basis for a Trans Texas HSR, which would be competitive against the short haul flights that exist in Texas
>>911242 This is true, but they do have a few things going for them: >both metros will have similiar populations to that of chicago within 30 years >air traffic between them has been getting worse over the decades >houston core is densifying >both have light rail systems, and houstons is growing as the city densifies But even with these things I am kind of on the fence about it. There's currently a passenger rail line between them, but its shitty. Maybe they should work on improving that instead of building a new one.
>>911242 >How are you going to get around once you arrive? The bullet train won't be built for years if it ever does. By then we may have significant advances in automated vehicles and ridesharing along with better mass transit options.
>>911290 >Will they be able to build a terminal in downtown Houston? Probably not. Amtrak already has a line connecting to downtown, but the new guys are looking at building a new facility right outside of the first beltway, which actually might be a better location, as it could give future light rail access directly to downtown and uptown (which are miles apart).
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