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I rode the TexRail 2 days ago, Jan 31. The last free day.

There were tons of empty seats.  Approx 10 passengers boarded at each station. Most were seniors checking it out and young families.

I clocked my train at 78 mph. Got a screen capture at 77mph. 

I wonder what the max speed limit is on this track.  The TexRail website says "speeds up to 70 mph"

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On 1/10/2019 at 2:35 PM, VentureForth said:

Yeah - but Texas is good at recouping their cost via tolls.

Hundreds of millions of dollars of public debt that has been carelessly wasted on private tollways would disagree with you.

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Wasted money.

Boondoggle.

TexRail estimates 8,000 daily riders @ $2.50 each.  It's a joke to think that they can run 4 trains for $20,000 a day, before costs & expenses...  It's just another Black Hole Money Pit.

Oh. No food or drinks allowed!   I guess the morning riders will be pissed enough to go via another means! 

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On 2/2/2019 at 8:42 PM, Devil's Advocate said:

Hundreds of millions of dollars of public debt that has been carelessly wasted on private tollways would disagree with you.

Agree. They built the George Bush tollway with not enough lanes, and they are paying big time to widen them. They initially built all those toll booths, and now it's all electronic, and no toll takers.

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Ditto for the Money Pits around the Austin Metro area!:angry:

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