May 21, 2017 – TRA Newswire –

Our Texas lawmakers are on course to pass two bills that would put restrictions on present and future passenger rail projects. Other forms of transportation do not have these same restrictions. It is a discriminatory bias against passenger rail that most Texans want to see developed.

May 20, 2017 – Dallas Morning News –

AUSTIN — House lawmakers on Saturday embraced one transportation future, driverless cars, while displaying wariness if not outright hostility toward another, bullet trains.

With little discussion as they buzzed through a pile of Senate-passed bills, members tentatively approved a measure that would let manufacturers test self-driving or “autonomous” cars on Texas roads.

The bill by North Richland Hills GOP Sen. Kelly Hancock would require the vehicles to meet all federal and state safety standards and carry the usual motorist liability insurance.

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