Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

History is now sadly repeating itself, as opponents of the Texas HSR project are now employing the same tactics that California HSR project opponents used. Where to start? A Texas Senate transportation committee approved a bill that would remove eminent domain authority from Texas Central: [State Sen.] Kolkhorst said Wednesday that she didn’t want to […]

Apr 13th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

When Texas Central announced their high speed rail proposal, they threw more than a little shade at California’s project: “We are not the traditional state-run railroad,” Robert Eckels, the company’s president and a former Harris County judge, said at a high-speed rail forum in Irving on Tuesday. “This is designed to be a profitable high-speed […]

Apr 5th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Haven’t done one of these in a while… • In the UK, where the general election campaign is under way, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has infuriated northern England by suggesting a Labour government might not build HS2. He wants to build from London to Birmingham, but maybe not to Liverpool and beyond, instead focusing […]

Apr 3rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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The impact of high speed rail on rural landowners is rapidly becoming the top obstacle facing HSR projects not just in California, but also in Texas. A state representative from a town just north of Houston, along the proposed Dallas to Houston HSR route, filed a bill last week intended to stop the privately-funded project: […]

Mar 16th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized