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Michael Morris

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Transportation officials are traveling the state talking about a proposed bullet train that would whisk travelers from Houston to Dallas in 90 minutes. That plan has gotten a warm reception, but an additional line between Dallas and Fort Worth generally got the cold shoulder at a meeting Thursday night.

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As state lawmakers meet in a third special session to consider new road funding North Texas planners are staring at some sobering facts. 

The population of the DFW region is expected to grow almost 50% in the next two decades.  But planners say the new money would only pay for one fifth of what’s needed to eliminate the gridlock.

It’s why they’re encouraging drivers to park their cars and change their lifestyles.