November 11, 2015 –

McALLEN, RGV – A high-speed passenger rail line between San Antonio and Monterrey is going to happen, says state Rep. Richard Peña Raymond.

The Laredo Democrat made the prediction at a news conference held at Laredo City Hall on Monday.

The news conference was held to discuss local rail projects and immediately followed a private meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Henry and officials from the City of Laredo, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Federal Rail Administration, Customs and Border Protection and two private freight rail companies.

After the news conference, Laredo leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Consejo Mexicano de Comercio Exterior, a Mexican business association that focuses on foreign trade.

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