California may have scrapped plans for a high-speed link between Los Angeles and San Francisco, but that hasn’t stopped the Lone Star State, OZY reports. The Texas Central Railway, which could break ground later this year, will see Texans zipping between Houston and Dallas in under 90 minutes at over 200 mph. Similar plans are springing up across the country, focusing first on short distances between major hubs, but with an eye to creating a network as expansive as Japan’s.
Who’s on board with these plans? Many publicly funded projects, which are popular with eco-conscious progressive voters, have derailed — but private enterprise is picking up speed with more bipartisan support.