Skip to comments.Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee pressing for bullet train between Houston and Dallas
Posted on 04/05/2012 11:23:00 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
Officials in Japan and South Korea are telling Houston-area Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee that they are interested in helping Texas build a high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas.
The Houston Democrat said the foreign officials described their interest to her during an official congressional visit to Japan, South Korea and China.
This is absolutely the right direction America should be moving toward, said Jackson Lee, who traveled between Osaka and Tokyo on Japans world famous high speed rail system.
We should be looking at high-speed rail that can provide clean, safe and efficient transportation that can move people from one destination to another, the lawmaker said in a statement issued by her office.
Jackson Lee said she had fought hard to secure initial funding for Texas high-speed rail line from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The potential high-speed rail route between Houston and Dallas will include only one or two stops in between.
Japanese and South Korean officials both expressed interest in supporting and providing high-speed rail in the state of Texas, Jackson Lees statement said.
The lawmaker said she was working to arrange visits to Houston by the foreign officials so they could see first-hand our needs and plans for an expanded rail transportation system.
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How long ‘til “bullet” is removed from liberal lexicon as verboten?
If Sheila is for it, I’m agin’ it.
A 16 trillion dollar debt...and these fools are talking about more spending for projects to help the unions and local contractors to steal more federal dough.
she thinks you can buy a kit at the model shop for $50.00 ,take 10 mins and bingo
When SJL gets on a bullet train, it moves at toy train speed.
Dang, I didn’t know there was an ammunition shortage in Dallas...
Why? Southwest airlines have great round-trip rates.
Strap a rocket on her back. Much faster and much cheaper.
Its called American Eagle.
Evidently a memo has been circulated amongst the dems that the best way to bring the country to its fiscal knees is to promote astronomically expensive feel-good boondoggle projects that will forever be a ball and chain around the ankles of the happless taxpayers financing their own ruin.
in my experience, no one from Dallas ever wants to go to Houston.
Actually, She’s only asking for the train. Houston has plenty of flying bullets!
Sheila Jackson Lee just needs a bullet train to her next photo op.
Anything IS economically feasible.
If you can get somebody else to pay for it.
Bullet train? She ought to be pressing for a brain transplant for herself. Her IQ is so low it’s not measurable.
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