Wouldn’t shock me if high speed rail in the US has to happen in a primarily red area in order to get past the culture war pawn status it has become…

“The Texas Transportation Commission is expected to vote Thursday at its monthly meeting on the creation of a high-speed rail commission focused on the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Separately, TxDOT is holding a series of public meetings around Texas and Oklahoma, starting this week, to hear comments on a study looking at the feasibility of high-speed rail projects between Oklahoma City and South Texas.”

(Via More on TxDOT and high speed rail – Off the Kuff.)