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Now there are 2 Texas House appropriation riders looking for rail funding in the state budget

March 15th, 2023
March 15, 2023 - TRA Austin -Now there are two rail-centric riders up for consideration by the Texas House Appropriations Committee. The most recent rider to the budget process was filed by Representative David Spiller (R-Jacksboro). If approved and funded,...

Texas House appropriation request filed for $200M to activate the Rail Relocation & Improvement Fund

March 12th, 2023
March 12, 2022 - TRA Austin - Texas State Representative Stan Gerdes (Dist. 17-Smithville) has filed a rider to the Texas House Appropriations bill that, if accepted and approved, would direct $200 million in General Revenue Funds to the Texas Rail...

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...

The Birdwell Rider against high-speed rail. It's just not right.

April 21st, 2019
April 21, 2019 - TRA Commentary - It's just not right. Language should not be inserted in the state budget that would stop a private company bringing high-speed trains to Texas. It's a misuse of power by one State Senator who has...

Texas Rail Advocates: Stands In Opposition To Secretive Anti-Train Budget Rider

April 11th, 2019
April 9, 2019 - - TRA Decries Closed Door Legislative Maneuvers and Aims to Rally Public Support for Continued Rail in Texas   Enthusiasm for expanded rail travel has been building across Texas in recent years, forcing opponents to resort to...

Birdwell tricky budget rider could stop Texans from riding high speed trains

April 5th, 2019
Updated April 5, 2019 - TRA Austin - In a two year old replay of a effort to keep Texans from riding high speed trains, Texas Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) filed a rider to the Senate budget bill that would stop...

Texas bullet train firm calls provision added to Senate budget a "job killer"

March 15th, 2017
March 15, 2017 - Texas Tribune Officials with Texas Central Partners, the private firm developing the Houston-Dallas high-speed rail line, said the rider added to the state senate's proposed budget Wednesday would put their project at risk. BY BRANDON FORMBY AND MATTHEW...

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