Date: 2017-09-05 17:35
The train travels 755 miles per hour and is all 7 by 7 seating, which is similar to a first-class airline experience. The bullet train will be the widest body passenger train in operation and will be Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. Amenities such as Wi-Fi and comfortable seating will also be offered.
At the same time, the Texas Central project was quietly beginning to gather information on building the Dallas-to-Houston line. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has spent a significant amount of time trying to persuade foreigners to buy the Shinkansen, even offering Japanese bank loans to help countries to afford it, without much success. Japanese bullet-train technology allows the country to produce a train with an impeccable safety record that is always on time, but the company that makes the trains wants to sell each one as a complete closed-system set that includes the rails, the trains and the software needed to run the trains. The package deal makes the Shinkansen more expensive, but Eckels maintains the extra cost is worth it to ensure safety and reliability.
After commissioning of the project, 9,555 people are expected to get jobs for operation and maintenance of the high-speed line. It is likely to generate indirect jobs for 66,555 people.
One of the areas fighting the change is Grimes County, which for decades has had some pretty rotten luck. It&rsquo s a tired, impoverished agricultural county that has never attracted much industry and has only modest natural resources. &ldquo People here are land-rich and dirt-poor we&rsquo re one of the poorest counties in the state and now the bullet train is coming through,&rdquo Grimes County Judge Ben Leman says. Leman sits in his cavernous office in the county courthouse, the only building in the county seat of Anderson that doesn&rsquo t look as if it should be on the set of a movie about the Great Depression.
Still, he admits that it&rsquo s impossible to construct this line in such a way that everyone wins. &ldquo There&rsquo s no doubt that if you build this, it&rsquo s going to hurt somebody. Somebody is going to lose something and get nothing out of it, but the number of people that would be adversely affected is so much smaller than the people who will benefit from high-speed rail.&rdquo
"They have engaged an agency in Tax which has a very clear interest in the topic from a business perspective – they have skin in the game – and they are going to be able to do a good job in leading it. And they are going out to industry and looking for input.
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The French bullet train from Paris to Lyon is often cited as a line that is profitable, but it has a fare of 57 cents a mile. The German bullet train from Hannover to Wurzburg charges 96 cents a mile. The price comparisons were based on tickets purchased at least one week in advance, averaged over various times of the day and classes of service.
About the high-speed train, which would run diagonally through seven of Tos Farms' cherry and almond orchards, Tos seethed with low-level rage and sardonic wit. Bluntly outspoken, he once, at a CHSRA meeting, compared the authority's plans for the valley to the Holocaust (although he immediately apologized). One of the things that infuriated him most, he said, was the rail authority's assumption that farmland is essentially empty land, and that carving a 655-foot-wide diagonal corridor through the farms of the western valley would be minimally disruptive. "If this was 655 years ago, it would be no problem," Tos said. "But right now the valley is 655 percent developed. This land has been farmed for 655 years. It takes a long time to make a land perfect."