SAN ANTONIO - If you wanted to drive between Houston and Dallas, it would take you a little more than four hours. The good news is you could soon make that trip in about 90 minutes.
The Texas Central High-Speed Railway
plans to build a bullet train between Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston by 2020. The train will go 205 miles an hour and cost about $10-Billion to build.
The company plans to do it without seeking public financing.
“If we start taking the federal money, it takes twice as long, costs twice as much,” said Robert Eckels, the company’s president. “My guess is we’d end up pulling the plug on it.”
The Texas Tribune is reporting once the DFW-Houston line is up and running, the next phase would likely link San Antonio to Austin with a route parallel to the I-35 corridor. If that train goes just as fast, you could be to the capital in less than 30 minutes.
“We are not the traditional state-run railroad,” said Eckels. “This is designed to be a profitable high-speed rail system that will serve the people of these two great cities and in between and, ultimately, the whole state of Texas.”