Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

The backers of the Texas Central Railway plan to build high speed rail from Dallas to Houston have often tried to claim they’re somehow doing things better than California’s high speed rail plan, particularly their pledge not to use public funding. But they are discovering that it doesn’t matter who pays for it – rural […]

Nov 24th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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Pledges in Florida and Texas to build rail systems without public money attract a lot of attention in our austerity addled world. But they’re not practical. A Sacramento Business Journal writer asks about it anyway: California’s high-speed rail project, a public-private partnership, has been besieged for years by complaints that the $68 billion project is […]

Sep 10th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized
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In recent days there’s been a spate of posts and articles touting the Texas high speed rail project as a better approach than the California project. Some of this is undoubtedly the California-Texas rivalry at work, but it’s also fueled by the routine misunderstanding in the media about the nature of California HSR’s problems. Those […]

Apr 8th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

In Texas, as in Florida and on the SoCal-Vegas route, private investors are claiming they can build high speed rail without public subsidy. Unfortunately for our austerity-addled age, this claim alone is considered more important than how quickly a project can get built, how many people it will serve, or how much oil and carbon […]

Oct 9th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized