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Old Posted Jul 25, 2018, 7:21 PM
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When they will start construction from Dallas-Houston high-speed rail?
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2018, 7:26 PM
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When they will start construction from Dallas-Houston high-speed rail?
I don't know. But they'll probably have a spur to Lubbock by the time California connects LA to SF.
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Texas HSR will not directly serve any intermediate towns whereas California HSR will transform the state's Central Valley. By the 2030s, Fresno and Bakersfield will enjoy very fast and convenient rail service to downtown SF and LA, as well as San Jose and SFO.
There's not a whole lot between Dallas and Houston. Why even bother stopping in Podunk towns along the way? Although that Buc-ees in Madisonville is pretty impressive.

There's quite abit in between SF and LA especially through the CV.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2018, 8:07 PM
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As an aside: Musk is the man. I was gobsmacked when he did what NASA couldn't do in decades - land a rocket vertically. But he wasn't through. Oh, no! He figured out a way to land rocket boosters vertically!
McDonald-Douglass did it first in the early 1990s:
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Nobody knew about it until Musk started claiming that he was the first.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2018, 8:11 PM
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There's quite abit in between SF and LA especially through the CV.

Yes and the diversion to serve Palmdale added 30~ miles. Overall over 50+ miles of track were added to the LA>SF trip in order to serve Palmdale and the Central Valley cities. The stations will be in or very close to the downtowns.

Paralleling I-5 and building no stations between Burbank and Gilroy would have been faster and cheaper but would have left the Central Valley cities out in the arid wilderness they currently occupy.
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With any luck, you'll be able to hop an HSR, in downtown SF, and go to the Garlic Festival, in Gilroy, by 2030.
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When they will start construction from Dallas-Houston high-speed rail?
They can’t start construction until the EIS process has been completed. The DEIS was released at the beginning of this year, and FEIS should be out by the end of this year at best, sometime next year most likely. While Texas Central is funding the EIS, it’s the FRA and EPA running and controlling the process. After the EIS has been completed, construction can’t start until the design reaches 100%, the land has been purchased, construction permits have been issued, and construction bids have been won by the various contractors. Predicting when is like fortune telling, it’s all magic!
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