Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes on ground….well, actually on rail.  It’s closer to actuality than you might believe. 

On Houston’s Morning News we visited with former Harris County Judge Robert Eckles.  He’s part of a group Texas Central Railway that brings private investment and private enterprise to what has long been a matter of government boondoggle.  Barring government regulatory groups shutting it down, this rail seems on track for a 205 mph jaunt to Dallas within the next 7 or 8 years.  It would be Japanese rail technology…now in its 5th generation.  I rode the Japanese original way back in 1970 and more recently in 2010.  Bullet train…maybe one day soon coming to a station near you.