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.

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