November 18, 2015 – Brandon Formby – Dallas Morning News Transportation Blog

 

Vice President Joe Biden stood atop a sun-drenched rooftop in the Cedars on Wednesday to sing the praises of a planned high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. The long-time train commuter said modern transportation infrastructure, such as a high-speed train system, is vital for America to prosper in the 21st Century.

“Folks, you don’t even know it yet, but you’re going to lead this country into an entirely new era of transportation,” Biden told the crowd of about 100 politicians, civic leaders and transportation officials.

His statements make him the highest ranking elected official to publicly portray the privately developed rail line as a watershed American project. Texas Central Partners’ plans to tie Dallas and Houston together with 90-minute train rides have garnered wide support in the urban areas it will connect. The project is seen as economic development generator in both regions.

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