Company Wants to Build Dallas-Houston Bullet Train
Speeding between Houston and Dallas at more than 200 miles an hour could be legal, safe and economical if a proposed bullet train is built between the two cities.
Texas Central High-Speed Railway is the company looking to build the rail. It’s led by Robert Eckels, a former county judge from Houston, and being backed by a Japanese railroad company. The company says it plans to raise $10 billion for the project. A second phase would link to Austin.
Eckels spoke at a rail conference outside Dallas today and said that the company would not seek public money for the project. Using private money will be easier, he said.
This would be the first high-speed passenger train of its kind in the United States.