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Desperate Texas lawmakers try to shut down Dallas-Houston high speed rail project, again

April 8th, 2020
Updated April 11, 2020 - TRA Newswire - A group of rural Texas state lawmakers are desperate to shut down construction of the state's first privately-financed high speed rail project as the days roll toward approval of the line between Dallas...

Want high-speed rail in Texas? Throw the Birdwell budget rider out

April 19th, 2019
April 19, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Now that the Texas House and Senate have picked their conferees to iron out differences in the state budget, a line of text that has nothing to do with how the state spends taxpayer...

This week in Austin: high-speed rail concern in Schwertner bills and Birdwell BAD budget rider

March 29th, 2019
March 29, 2019 (Updated) - TRA Newswire - This week's rail  news under the capitol dome in Austin revolved around required access to private property and a bill with a good sounding title that actually had been described by its author...

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...

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...

Waco and county officials come out in support of high speed rail

April 4th, 2016
The calls to kill a $10 billion dollar high speed rail project in Texas seemed to come fast and furious.... until now. In a news story Monday, April 4 in the Waco Tribune Waco and McLennan County leaders came out in support of...

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