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Old Posted Mar 21, 2016, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by M1EK View Post
Hey, guys, I'm wondering how this all turned out. Surely by now trains are running and nothing's standing in the way of this super-cool project!
It doesn't look good for either this commuter rail between the two cities of Austin and San Antonio, nor both city's urban rail projects. No dedicated financing usually means no transit projects get built.

There's a lesson both Austin and San Antonio should learn from both Dallas and Houston, where urban rail systems have been built within Texas. The lesson being solving the financing questions first before planning, building, operating, and maintaining a rail transit system with long term resources, then implementing it within the available budgets per the plan. Apparently, planning the system or transit line before getting the finances locked down is a recipe for failure.

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