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Old 01-19-2014, 08:25 PM
 
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TX congressman backs high-speed rail from SA to Mexico | News - Home


I love the part that says " All we need to start construction is the money to pay for it"

Another bird-brained idea by a bird-brained politician.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I have to agree. I'd like to see high-speed rail between major cities in TX, from a progress point-of-view, but money is always going to be an issue. This whole SAT-to-MTY all seems a bit "cart-before-the-horse".
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:41 PM
 
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I have to agree. I'd like to see high-speed rail between major cities in TX, ...

Ditto. When I heard the story the first thing I thought was, "Sounds great, but why can't we do that here in Texas?".
They've been TALKING about something like that between Austin and San Antonio since I was a kid, but I just don't see it ever happening, especially given the City of Austin's track record for progress when it comes to transportation issues.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:08 AM
 
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Unfortunately they are only relying on private investors so it might never happen.

During the construction of the Pan-American Highway, I-35 for us, Mexico finished their portion first. Won't be surprised if they somehow come out ahead of us even without our cooperation when it comes to rail.

Being able to visit the second most beautiful city in Mexico with such convenience would be great and in time would forge stronger business connections. The drug wars will not last forever.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:59 AM
 
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Unfortunately they are only relying on private investors so it might never happen.

During the construction of the Pan-American Highway, I-35 for us, Mexico finished their portion first. Won't be surprised if they somehow come out ahead of us even without our cooperation when it comes to rail.

Being able to visit the second most beautiful city in Mexico with such convenience would be great and in time would forge stronger business connections. The drug wars will not last forever.


Mexican Drug War has been going on for some 80 years or so, so it could go on forever (or at least many more decades); but the positives of it happening would probably be good.

Only been to Monterrey once, but I've heard many stories as to its beauty. But I'd also share the same sentiment that it wouldnt be my highest priority in the State of Texas.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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The airlines that handle SAT to Monterry flights would fight this to the end.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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I do hope the airlines fight this. The San Antonio-Monterrey rail is not a good idea what with the drug wars going on in Mexico. What we need is more work on inside-of-Texas rail especially between cities inside of Texas.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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From what I heard on NPR, Mexico will be done with its side in the next few years. The U.S. side is expected to be finished 3 or 4 years after that.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:02 AM
 
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I do hope the airlines fight this. The San Antonio-Monterrey rail is not a good idea what with the drug wars going on in Mexico. What we need is more work on inside-of-Texas rail especially between cities inside of Texas.
I am all for inter-Texas rail connecting all the major cities, but making it happen is another story. Once can dream.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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I do hope the airlines fight this. The San Antonio-Monterrey rail is not a good idea what with the drug wars going on in Mexico. What we need is more work on inside-of-Texas rail especially between cities inside of Texas.
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Mexican Drug War has been going on for some 80 years or so, so it could go on forever (or at least many more decades); but the positives of it happening would probably be good.

Only been to Monterrey once, but I've heard many stories as to its beauty. But I'd also share the same sentiment that it wouldnt be my highest priority in the State of Texas.
The Mexican Drug War is not 80 years old. It only heated up when PRI was voted out in 2000. Tourism was not suffering as it has been in the past decade.

We also have to plan for the future. Just as the drug wars will not last forever, neither will the border between us and Mexico or the one between us and Canada.

Also it could be easier to build a bi-national rail than one solely in Texas or connecting us to any other adjoining state.
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