First time poster.
I went to the high speed rail meeting last night at the ITC.
It was interesting talking to a few of the people there.
Betsy Price spoke (prepared statement).
- must push rail
- high speed rail is a game changer
- can't build enough highways
- must be visionary
- she is in favor of the I-30 route
Councilman Espino also spoke and said the same things basically ("high speed rail is the future")
Arlington really wants in the game bad and they had a councilwoman there speak.
Of note she mentioned three stops (Dallas, FW, Arlington) while Sal and Betsy did not mention Arlington.
I know it doesn't really help out inter-city transportation issues but I was glad she came out and spoke in favor of it on the record.
One final note is that someone from Tarrant County basically said FW is fubar unless the Dallas stop is Union (Houston to Dallas leg)
If the Dallas stop is not downtown then there is no way to directly connect FW was his point.