205 mph Shinkansen passenger service between DFW and Houston in 8 years? :unsure: The Texas Central Railway claims it could be a reality. This proposal, and that is really all it is at the moment, does seem almost as 'pie-in-the-sky' as Xpress West to me, but since there has been very little talk of it here at AU, other than this unclearly named thread, I thought I'd give it a proper thread of its own, as the addition of one person to the payroll has some folks taking the project a bit more seriously. From dallasnews.com... "Editorial: Boost for Texas bullet train project" : One thing that is for sure: The TCR website could use some updating... As they say, everything is bigger in Texas. Could be the bullets, the opportunities, and/or the BS... And speaking of opportunities, I see a chance for Jim Hudson to get onboard as a spokesperson to educate his fellow Texans that these bullet trains would be for riding on, not shooting at!