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Old Posted Aug 31, 2015, 1:42 AM
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Originally Posted by electricron
But, I believe it would be more appropriate for any public funding to be spent on providing more public transit. Either commuter rail,light rail, or rapid bus lines, with many intermediate stations along these new transit corridors. There are far, far more passengers wanting to travel slowly between east Fort Worth, west Dallas, Arlington, and Grand Prairie than from any of these locations wishing to travel extremely fast to Houston.
Can't it be both, though? Upgrade the TRE corridor to share with Texas Central, as San Francisco is upgrading the Caltrain corridor for CAHSR. Allow for higher speeds and possibly additional local stations on TRE service, with nonstop trains on the same tracks between Dallas and Ft. Worth.

Even better, allow for integrated ticketing. A rider at Dallas Union Station who wants to go to downtown Ft. Worth could get on a Texas Central train for a speedier trip, at the same fare as he would pay for TRE. Texas Central should like this, since it puts butts in seats that would otherwise become empty after passengers exit at Dallas Union.
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