August 17, 2017 – –

Houstonians, as much as we love to hate on our rivals in Dallas, wouldn’t it be great if we could get there in a fraction of the four+ hours it takes in a car?

On Thursday, Mayor Sylvester Turner signed a “memorandum of understanding” with Texas Central, the developers of a high-speed train that would get you to Dallas in less than 90 minutes– with a quick stop in Brazos Valley.

The memorandum of understanding establishes the city’s partnership with Texas Central to work on future plans for the Texas bullet train.

“This will start the process of ironing out definitive agreements with Texas Central. Once negotiated, the definitive agreements will be brought back to be reviewed and voted on by City Council before going into effect,” Turner said.

The high-speed passenger rail would be first in the US. The bullet trains can travel at speeds up to 205 miles per hour.

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