December 11, 2023 - - 

Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai joined his counterparts in Travis and Dallas counties Friday in expressing their disappointment that a passenger rail expansion plan connecting the major metros was left out of a major funding program.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Friday it has designated five corridors for rail expansion in Texas after the federal government committed $66 billion for passenger rail developments through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021. 

The five corridors in Texas are among 69 corridors across 44 states where existing rail routes will be upgraded and new routes built or extended.

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