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Under the Dome: Austin Legislative Update 3.26.21

March 26th, 2021
March 26, 2021 - TRA Austin - Things are on the move at the State Capitol. This week Texas Rail Advocates supported four bills that were introduced in the Texas House. These bills were heard in House Committees this week and we...

TGIF: Texas Legislature bill filing ended March 12, here's lowdown on rail issues

March 14th, 2021
Updated March 18, 2021 - TRA Austin - Update: A number of bills which are being supported by Texas Rail Advocates can be found on our Under The Dome 2021 rail issues webpage Those include a significant bill filed before the...

Watching Senate Bill 421 and it's bad eminent domain language

May 18th, 2019
May 18, 2019 - TRA Austin - Week 18 in the Texas legislature and you never know when something bad can still  rear it's head. After it was approved in the Senate, SB 421 is winding its way through the House and...

The bad high-speed rail bills in the Texas House are officially dead

May 10th, 2019
May 10, 2019 - TRA Austin - Any time there is very little movement in high-speed rail bills in the Texas Legislature that is good news. All the eleven bad rail bills heard in the April 16th sub-committee, as well as those by...

Week 15 at the Texas Legislature - 3 bad high-speed rail bills advance

May 4th, 2019
May 4, 2019 - TRA Austin - No movement on the Birdwell budget rider to stop high-speed rail Three bad rail bills out of House Transpo Committee There is no news to report this week on the budget rider (#44) that...

Businesses and everyday people want high-speed rail to succeed in Texas

April 24th, 2019
April 24, 2019 - TRA Commentary - They voted NO but it was for the right reason. It was an outpouring of public support last week when leaders of business, government agencies, advocates and everyday people said that 11 bills designed...

TX House Transportation Committee hears 11 anti-high speed rail bills

April 17th, 2019
April 17, 2019 - TRA Austin - anti-bullet train bills were left pending in committee Into the midnight hour today a special House Transportation sub-committee heard 11 bills that were all designed to slow down or kill a private enterprise building...

Texas Rail Advocates Rallies Support for High-speed Trains

April 15th, 2019
April 15, 2019 - TRA Newswire - TRA and its allies apply pressure in Austin to secure a future for high-speed rail in Texas   As opponents of high-speed rail resort to underhanded legislative maneuvers to preserve the status quo, Texas Rail...

It's 2017 again: slew of "kill high speed rail" bills filed in Austin

February 6th, 2019
February 6, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates is now tracking numerous bills filed again this session by a few rural legislators that are intent on stopping a private-investor group from linking Dallas and Houston by high-speed rail. The list...

5 bills to kill the Texas Bullet Train to be heard April 5th by the Senate Transportation Committee

April 4th, 2017
April 4, 2016 - TRA Newswire - The Texas Senate Transportation Committee will hear five bills Wednesday morning that can either cripple or kill one of the largest transportation projects proposed for Texas. According to the private developer of the Texas Bullet...

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