Richardson resident Chip Pratt often travels by plane in his role as a telecom professional, but the prospect of a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston means he could spend less time in the air by 2025.
“Air travel has become very cumbersome,” he said. “Between shrinking seats, security lines and the cost to get to and from the airport at both ends, I think the train will be a very attractive alternative, particularly since it will terminate in Houston much closer to common destinations than the airport.”
First announced in 2012, the train would travel as fast as 205 miles per hour, delivering commuters from
Dallas to Houston and vice-versa in 90 minutes. It would be the first high-speed rail line in North America, according to officials with Texas Central Partners, the private group developing the project.