INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT Transportation HIGH- speed rail line High -SPEED RAIL LINE Railing Against Status Quo: New High-Speed Rail Line Seeks to Connect North Texas with Houston 34 www.ntc-dfw.org T he economic vibrancy of the North Texas region is augmented by its relationship with Houston, a neighboring economic powerhouse that enhances DFW’s connections and business environment. Though close in pro-business philosophy, the two metropolises are 240 miles Winter/Spring 2015 apart geographically -- a four-hour trip via car at minimum or a short plane ride. For the 50,000 business commuters who make the trek weekly, a transportation alternative is in the making. For this independent, cowboy culture, the answer comes from half a world away, from a place Illustration/Design: Dennard, Lacey & Associates OH! HOW WE MOVE!