Is a Texas bullet train a magic bullet for rail?
May 10, 2024

Is a Texas bullet train a magic bullet for rail?

An Amtrak bullet train between Dallas and Houston could get the trip down to 90 minutes — if federal funding comes through.

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Amtrak wants to build a bullet train in Texas. Could it kickstart a rail revolution?

May 10, 2024
The project would cut the Dallas-to-Houston trip to 90 minutes. It’s one of a few high-speed rail projects that’s been getting attention lately.
Japan Central’s N700 high-speed train, above, would be the same train used for the Texas Central railway between Houston and Dallas.
Courtesy Texas Central

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on credit card points, airline miles and transparency

We'll hear why the Secretary wants to bring more transparency to airline and credit card rewards programs.
Airline miles are "not just perks; they're increasingly something we think of as part of our savings," said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
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Next week's data dump

The winds of the market could shift suddenly next Wednesday, with the release of both the consumer price index and the release of retail sales data. Let’s discuss the impact these figures could have with Christopher Low, chief economist at FHN Financial.

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