Big turnout at UTSA hears why Texas needs more train service

(February 17, 2017) -- Over 85 interested citizens, students and members of the National Association of Railroad Passengers in Texas gathered on the UTSA Campus Thursday evening and heard about an important high speed rail project to connect Lone Star State cities and how they can ratchet up the conversation for more train service.

Dr. David Hagy of Texas Central Railway presented information on the private company’s plans to run bullet trains in Texas, connecting the two largest metropolitan markets with 90 minute service from Dallas to Houston at speeds up to 200 miles an hour. Hagy explained how the Texas economy would benefit from high speed trains, creating 10,000 construction jobs and 1,000 permanent positions once the line is operating.

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