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    Christy & Lois Share TheIr Travel Accessibility Challenges & Excitement For The High-Speed Train
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    Christy & Lois Share TheIr Travel Accessibility Challenges & Excitement For The High-Speed Train

    November 17, 2019


    Lois has a really hard time with car trips…because
    her car seats…the seats that they make for handicapped children are hard as a rock. And, it is not good…she has scoliosis already
    and it hurts her back and her bottom, so we have to frequently stop, like every half-an-hour to forty-five minutes to let her back rest and be able to be in her padded chair, so that
    she can get the pressure off of that area of her body…otherwise she’s in pain for
    days. The Texas Bullet Train would be amazing for
    our family, because our vehicle is not able to travel us down to Houston all the time. And I think it would open doctor options up
    for a lot of people, and it would make it easier to get to more doctors…and in a quicker
    time. It would take maybe a couple of hours to get
    to a doctor that would normally take you a whole day that you’d have to stay the night,
    and pay for a hotel room, which a lot of people don’t have that option. And we could make it down there and back within
    a day…easily with this train. People with mobility challenges…not everybody
    is really aware of it because they don’t have to deal with it on a day-to-day basis…And
    they don’t have to try to maneuver around in different areas. Theres a lot of places that are not handicapped
    accessible. They claim they are, but they’re accessible
    for the walking handicapped — not the wheelchair handicapped. And, I think that having this train with the
    wide area in the middle for wheelchairs to be able to park…and be able to travel…and
    be able to get down to Houston to even just to go for day, to spend a day, you know, outside
    of their normal area, is going to open up complete options for everybody.

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    Christy & Lois Share TheIr Travel Accessibility Challenges & Excitement For The High-Speed Train

    November 16, 2019


    Lois has a really hard time with car trips…because
    her car seats…the seats that they make for handicapped children are hard as a rock. And, it is not good…she has scoliosis already
    and it hurts her back and her bottom, so we have to frequently stop, like every half-an-hour to forty-five minutes to let her back rest and be able to be in her padded chair, so that
    she can get the pressure off of that area of her body…otherwise she’s in pain for
    days. The Texas Bullet Train would be amazing for
    our family, because our vehicle is not able to travel us down to Houston all the time. And I think it would open doctor options up
    for a lot of people, and it would make it easier to get to more doctors…and in a quicker
    time. It would take maybe a couple of hours to get
    to a doctor that would normally take you a whole day that you’d have to stay the night,
    and pay for a hotel room, which a lot of people don’t have that option. And we could make it down there and back within
    a day…easily with this train. People with mobility challenges…not everybody
    is really aware of it because they don’t have to deal with it on a day-to-day basis…And
    they don’t have to try to maneuver around in different areas. Theres a lot of places that are not handicapped
    accessible. They claim they are, but they’re accessible
    for the walking handicapped — not the wheelchair handicapped. And, I think that having this train with the
    wide area in the middle for wheelchairs to be able to park…and be able to travel…and
    be able to get down to Houston to even just to go for day, to spend a day, you know, outside
    of their normal area, is going to open up complete options for everybody.

    Life On The Fast Train — A Better Way To Travel Across Texas
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    Life On The Fast Train — A Better Way To Travel Across Texas

    October 23, 2019


    Time has become a commodity… Actually one of our most precious resources. We want to fill it like this…
    (a casual breakfast with family) …or this
    (dropping a kid at day care) But for too many Texans, it’s filled like this.
    (stuck in a traffic jam) That’s why we’re working on THIS!
    (Texas High-Speed Train speeds past traffic) For commuters between Houston and North Texas… It’s the Texas High-Speed Train! The fastest and the safest way across Texas. Trimming a four and a half hour slog… …into a smooth 90 minutes. Say you’re in Houston just after daycare drop-off… …you get an urgent request. “Can you be in Dallas for a rush meeting at noon?” By air?
    No. By car?
    Absolutely not! But by the High-Speed Train…
    Yes! Trains leave every 30 minutes between North Texas and Houston in both directions! And with just that, you’re on! Your itinerary stays a step ahead… building itself on the fly! Say you add a car in Dallas…. Done ! And the station’s right where you want ’em! We’ll help you find your way… In person or with queues to guide your way, Trains leave on time, EVERY time! But if you choose, you can hang out a bit. You’re still on track for that noon meeting. Security also works differently… using technology to ensure just the right people are on board. Again, trains leave every 30 minutes. Literally like clockwork! No delays. No weather glitches. No airport nightmares! Choose to order any food… it’ll be delivered right to your seat! Charge your devices right from your tabletop. And at nearly 200 miles an hour… Stop and go becomes…
    “All go!” 90 minutes between North Texas and Houston. There’s fast connectivity to whatever you want. Movies…TV… …even updates on your itinerary. And as you order stuff on board, we’ll tally up and send receipts to your device. As you get closer… your device is tracking. Lining up your ride and other info for your arrival. Then…you’re there! A morning fire drill turned into a noon meeting. And the return?
    Just as easy! Amazingly, getting you back well ahead of pickup. 90 minutes across Texas. It’s the smarter…safer….and faster way across Texas.