As high-speed rail advocates get more serious about connecting Houston, Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth with 220-mph bullet trains, it is becoming more clear that the preferred route in North Texas is along the I-30 corridor.
Also, for our Fort Worth audience, here's a little nugget for ya: The state is about to create a new high-speed rail commission to oversee implementation of this futuristic concept, possibly by 2021, and former Fort Worth Councilman Bill Meadows is being pegged as the chairman.
Our latest episode of the Air, Land & Sea podcast is out. Fort Worth Star-Telegram aviation writer Andrea Ahles and I talk about the exploding popularity of drones and other unmanned aircraft. Also, Andrea gets a one-on-one chat with DFW Airport's CEO, and Gordon talks about sea life on the Texas coast.
In a special edition of the Air, Land & Sea podcast, aviation reporter Andrea Ahles and I go heavy on aviation issues. Andrea has been following the American Airlines/US Airways merger closely, and fills us in on the latest involving a settlement with the federal Justice Dept. ... But just to keep us - ahem - grounded, I threw in a few land and sea tidbits ;-)
My colleague Andrea Ahles does a bang up job covering aviation, and since I'm so awesome at covering surface transportation (insert modesty here) she and I decided to put together a podcast we're calling Air Land & Sea. Here's a link to our first episode:
Our second episode is on its way soon. Andrea and I hope this is something we can do regularly, approximately every couple of weeks, as another way to keep you informed about what we're hearing in the wild world of transportation.
Suggestions and criticism are always welcome. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org ...
Here's an interesting story from Forbes, which proposes that the United States economy actually operates more like the economy of seven different nations. A story like this could provoke an interesting debate about whether the U.S. spends its resources on transportation in the correct spots. @gdickson