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Old Posted Apr 16, 2015, 8:02 PM
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I don't get it. Anyone can yet count 5 metro areas that should be slashing Texas's face with HSR lines already. Houston, San Antonio, Dallas Fort Worth, Austin and maybe even el Paso. What would they wait for any longer to make business faster within their own state?

“There are no profitable high-speed rail lines in the world,” Workman said. “They are all heavily taxpayer supported.”

Definitely, it's still pretty expensive. But even though it's complex, they should try assessing indirect benefits. Sometimes, it may well be worth paying taxes...

Makes me thinking, the Europeans always made the same mistake in the space industry. That's how we never funded any Euro space shuttle, while easily able to develop some. The indirect research and tech benefits would be significant to the entire continent. It just takes a little feeling about strategy to understand.
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