Originally Posted by KingOfJericho
You do realize that New York City has double the population of those 3 cities... combined.
This is what the US looks like by population density. "Tucked up in the corner" is grossly inaccurate when talking proximity to large populations.
I think the location was picked for the center of population between east and west coast...logistically speaking...
Its approx 3-4 hours (max) flight from both coast of United States, Canada, and even central America.
Also, picking Austin helps keep the construction cost (land cost) low. and not limited by the surrounding neighborhood. So now they can design a track that they want.