Once again we're hearing about the Texas bullet train and all that its backers expect it to bring. See With Trump on board, Texas puts high-speed rail on the fast track:
Texas Central’s plan is to build a private 205-mph bullet train that covers the 240-mile trip between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth using Japanese technology.
Trains would depart every 30 minutes, 18 hours a day. A one-way trip would take 90 minutes, compared with five hours to drive or about three and a half hours by air, if you include all the transit and security, Keith said.
The promoters hint they can do it without taxpayer funds. That's a grand promise. It would be convincing if they could point to any passenger rail project anywhere that didn't ultimately require both government funding and property confiscation.
In this day and age when the driverless car appears be emerging from dream to reality, it would seem that the money could be put to better use in prepping vehicles and highways for smooth, coordinated transit. In that case maybe some Texans could benefit from it besides those relatively few who travel between Dallas and Houston.