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Opinion: The case for high-speed rail in Texas

(Source: Texas Tribune opinion column by Peter LeCody, August 18, 2014. Mr. LeCody is the president of Texas Rail Advocates, a Dallas-based group that supports freight and passenger rail development.)

FORT WORTH, Texas — Downtown Dallas to downtown Houston in about 90 minutes. And not at 30,000 feet. It’s called high-speed rail, and plans are moving forward faster than most people realize.

That’s because the dynamics of moving people and goods in Texas are rapidly changing. Everyone wants to move here — a state where, unlike many others, we’re blessed with a government that embraces business and industry with a passion. That’s the upside.

Full story: Fort Worth Star Telegram

Thursday, August 21, 2014

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