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Mexico: angry at Gov. Abbott border crackdown, will run rail line to New Mexico, not Texas

April 30th, 2022
April 29, 2022 - -Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown is generating fresh backlash, with Mexico’s economy minister announcing that a new rail line to the U.S. would now go via New Mexico instead of the Lone Star State.“We’re...

Gov. Abbott asks state agencies to ‘carefully assess implications’ from fed Infrastructure Act funds

December 15th, 2021
December 14, 2021 - - Gov. Greg Abbott urged state agencies to think twice before accepting funds from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, in a letter sent out Tuesday morning. As the federal government begins allocating funding to state and...

Governor's confusion about Texas high-speed rail illustrates project's complexity

October 15th, 2020
October 15, 2020 - - The planned bullet train that could connect Dallas and Houston via a 90-minute train ride has the "full support" of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, according to a letter the governor sent the Japanese prime minister...

Commentary: Governor Abbott says Texas is finished building highways

January 11th, 2020
January 10, 2020 - - In a San Antonio speech, Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas may be experiencing its "last major build-out of roads.” Has the state changed its tune on transportation? For generations, the state of Texas’ transportation policy has...

Gov. Greg Abbott: emphasis on building out Texas roads ‘is going to change’

January 11th, 2020
January 8, 2020 - - Shifting transportation priorities in Texas will phase out expansive road development in the near future, Gov. Greg Abbott predicted Wednesday in a speech to the Rotary Club of San Antonio. “The bottom line is this: The...

Hey Governor Abbott: Did you enjoy your high-speed rail journey in Japan?

September 18th, 2019
Updated September 29, 2019 - TRA Opinion - Gov. Greg Abbott is back from a week long economic development trip to Japan and South Korea, and while he was there rode on the new N700S high-speed train. This is the type...

New law signed by Governor creates Valley regional transit authority

May 27th, 2019
May 27, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law House Bill 71 that creates a regional transit authority (RTA) in the Rio Grande Valley. The bill, authored by Texas Representative Armando "Mando" Martinez (Weslaco), creates a regional...

Two Texas high speed rail bills: solutions for problems that do not exist

May 26th, 2017
May 25, 2017 - (Updated June 4, 2017) -  TRA Newswire - Two bills which Texas Rail Advocates describes as being discriminatory toward high speed rail versus other modes of transportation have passed through the Texas House and Senate and were...

Does Governor Greg Abbott Even Have A Clue How Transportation Works?

September 21st, 2016
September 20, 2016 - - Steve Jansen - Even if Greg Abbott thinks that bullet trains in Texas are a complete waste of dough, it might be wise, in the future, to not actually say that out loud. Because when...

Governor Abbott Expresses Caution on I-35 High-Speed Rail

September 15th, 2016
September 15, 2016 - Texas Tribune - WACO — Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday expressed caution about high-speed rail in Texas, warning that any investment in transportation must not be a "money-losing proposition." It was one of several notable topics that came...

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