March 9, 2017 – Progressive Railroading Magazine –
Texas Central Partners LLC is fighting state lawmakers’ plans to kill its privately funded project to build a Dallas-to-Houston bullet-train passenger service.
Earlier this week, almost 9,000 citizen letters in support of the project were delivered to members of the state’s House and Senate, Texas Central officials said in a March 7 statement.
Residents in every state senate district have written letters of support for the project, company officials added.
Late last month, a group of Texas lawmakers filed 18 bills aimed at curtailing Texas Central’s plan to build the high-speed rail line.
The proposed legislation addresses “eminent domain abuse” and other citizen concerns, according to a press release issued by Texas Rep. John Wray (R-Waxahachie), one lawmaker sponsoring the bills.