June 8, 2017 – WeathefordDemocrat.com –

AUSTIN — They’re still working on the railroad, but while advocates of the high-speed train linking Dallas and Houston remain bullish about getting off the drawing board and on track, new barriers could loom.

“We’re going to do everything we can to get ourselves inserted into the special (legislative) session” scheduled to begin July 18, Kyle Workman, president of Texans Against High-Speed Rail, said in a Wednesday telephone interview.

Chris Lippincott, executive director of Texas Rail Advocates, which advocates for expanded rail service in the state, said that “the good news is, the effort to shut them down came up short,” in the just-ended regular session.

 However, Texans Against High Speed Rail Chairman Ben Leman said goal during the session was to make sure Texas Central Partners did not get any meaningful legislation passed.