Monday, January 13, 2014

Best thing to happen in Houston in 2013, HOU-DFW high-speed rail, HISD A+, METRO HOV adjustments, and more

Some smaller misc items this week, but trying to put together something special for my 1,000 blog post next week...
Finally, there is a pretty cool promo video here for private Texas high speed rail (also embedded below). I'm skeptical of public HSR spending, but a private investment is a different matter entirely. If you'd like to learn more, there's a public event Monday I'm attending that you may want to attend:
You are invited to H-GAC’s January Brown Bag Series presentation on Texas High Speed Rail by Judge Robert Eckels, President of the Lone Star High Speed Rail, LLC. 
Judge Eckels' legal practice is built on a decades-long career in public service and leadership of the nation's third largest county. He is recognized as a national leader in issues of transportation, public finance/public private partnerships, homeland security, the environment and health care.
Eckels is the founding chairman of the Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corporation, a coalition of local governments, educational institutions and the private sector working to bring high speed rail to Texas. Eckels left that organization in 2010 to join Lone Star High Speed Rail, LLC; a private enterprise seeking to build a high speed rail system linking the major metropolitan areas of Texas with true high speed rail service. 
When:   Monday, January 20, 2014, Noon to 1:00 PM
Where:  H-GAC offices, 3555 Timmons Lane, 2nd Floor, Rm A, Houston, TX 77027
Bring your lunch and join us!
This event is open to the public, so feel free to extend this invitation to others. Contact Ms. Rosalind Hebert CAP-OM, at 713-993-2471 or, with inquires, comments, or to submit an abstract for a future presentation.

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At 7:36 AM, January 14, 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no way that 92,000 vehicles make the whole trip from Dallas to Houston or Houston to Dallas every day or even ANY day, as the video claims.

The vpd per day is 26,000 south of Fairfield, 30,000 south of Centerville, and 29,000 south of Madisonville. So the number of vehicles making this trip would have to be less than 26,000, as some of the traffic there is local traffic.


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