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Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Commentary: Texans deserve details of bullet train plan

KYLE WORKMAN, president of a grassroots group opposed to a Dallas-to-Houston bullet train, writes, “For those of us concerned about protecting our land, livelihood and way of life, the Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail proposal has simply raised too many questions.”

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Rural critics organize to derail Dallas-to-Houston bullet train

Dallas and Houston leaders may want a super-fast train connecting their cities, but folks in between aren't as sold on the idea. Some have formed Texans Against High-Speed Rail, and they're hiring lobbyists and courting allies in...

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

First bullet train meeting focuses on station locations

Attendees at the first public meeting on a proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston told federal officials they’re for the project — so long as the stations are conveniently located downtown.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The bullet train that could change everything

In Texas, a new model for high-speed rail is hurtling forward. If successful, it could mark a turning point for the development of public transportation around the country.

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Proposed Dallas-Houston rail line to get federal review

The Federal Railroad Administration published a document on its website Wednesday officially kicking off a highly anticipated environmental review of a proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth mayors back bullet train

Mayors Annise Parker of Houston, Mike Rawlings of Dallas and Betsy Price of Fort Worth on Thursday announced their support for a privately funded high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Federal studies announced for Texas high-speed rail

The federal government, Texas and a private company are collectively working on two studies to assess the impact of a high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx confirmed Tuesday.

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Austin-San Antonio rail project may get federal funds

Leffingwell says he wants San Marcos, Texas State stop on high-speed route.

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