Commuter rail supporters in Fort Worth say the time to strike is while the iron is hot. Officials at the new TEXRail train line, which lured more than 11,000 riders in its first weekend, say they want to take advantage of all the buzz created by the service and immediately begin expansion plans. The commuter line, which connects Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Grapevine and DFW Airport, currently only goes as far south as the Texas & Pacific Station in downtown Fort Worth.
In this 2014 photo, a Shinkansen bullet train arrives at Tokyo Station in Tokyo. Japan launched its bullet train between Tokyo and Osaka more than 50 years ago. SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI / ASSOCIATED PRESS For those traveling from Dallas to Houston, high-speed rail could make the trip a lot faster. The proposed project by Texas Central would take passengers from one city to the other in just 90 minutes. Carlos Aguilar, CEO of Texas Central, says Texas is the future of the U.S. Aguila