December 27, 2016 – Texas Tribune – Brandon Formby –
Legislators may look at a high-speed rail developer’s ability to use eminent domain for a Dallas-Houston bullet train.
The cost of toll roads, the toll of urban congestion, ride-hailing battles and a high-speed train war garnered plenty of attention in Texas this year. And after the Legislature spent two sessions focusing on highway funding, lawmakers now appear poised to tackle other transportation matters next year. Here’s a look at the year’s biggest transportation stories and how they may continue to unfold in the coming months.
A private company’s plans to build a bullet train between Dallas and Houston continued drawing ire from rural Texans, who are fiercely opposed to Texas Central being able to use eminent domain to take needed land for the project.