June 7, 2024 - KXAN.com -

A group of graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin have spent the last year researching the viability of high-speed rail in Texas.

KXAN Traffic Anchor Erica Brennes met with one of those students to learn what they discovered.

In a dream scenario, there would have been high-speed passenger rail between Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Dallas built decades and decades ago. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a possibility in the future, and those graduate students are hoping their findings will help make it a happen.

Read more: https://www.kxan.com/traffic/traffic-projects/research-to-reality-ut-austin-students-look-into-passenger-high-speed-rail-in-texas/

Editor's note: The next generation of rail advocates previewed their findings during the Texas Rail Advocates' Southwestern Rail Conference, held April 16 at the Hurst Conference Center. Their presentation can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bO9Ly4fYh0

Photo credit: Texas Rail Advocates