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#1 DSS&A

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 05:42 PM

RPA just announced in ots weekly on-line newsletter that Amtrak and Texas Central just signed a ticketing agreement:


"The Information from The agreement includes:

A through-ticketing arrangement that will allow Amtrak passengers to use the Amtrak reservation system to buy a single ticket for travel on both Texas Central and Amtrak trains.
Texas Centrals plans to provide a convenient transfer service connecting passengers between Amtrak and the high-speed rail stations in Dallas and Houston.
Texas Centrals commitment to acquire certain Amtrak services in the development of the high-speed train, such as training, marketing and sales."

While operation of Texas Central is years away, qhen it is operational, it would be beneficial to extend the Hearland Flyer to Dallas for a new direct connection.

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 06:09 PM

RPA just announced in ots weekly on-line newsletter that Amtrak and Texas Central just signed a ticketing agreement:
"The Information from The agreement includes:
A through-ticketing arrangement that will allow Amtrak passengers to use the Amtrak reservation system to buy a single ticket for travel on both Texas Central and Amtrak trains.
Texas Centrals plans to provide a convenient transfer service connecting passengers between Amtrak and the high-speed rail stations in Dallas and Houston.
Texas Centrals commitment to acquire certain Amtrak services in the development of the high-speed train, such as training, marketing and sales."
While operation of Texas Central is years away, qhen it is operational, it would be beneficial to extend the Hearland Flyer to Dallas for a new direct connection.

Very interesting. Seems like a pretty smart step forward.

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 06:36 PM

I'm Shocked! Shocked!that this is going on in the Lone Star State!😁😄
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Posted 04 May 2018 - 11:50 PM

10 years from now I fear things will be exactly as they are today, with studies about this and extending the HF into Kansas still going on.






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