November 18, 2022 - - 

The Harrison County Commissioners Court recently approved a resolution in support of state rail funding to match funding available in the competitive federal rail program.

The resolution of support was requested by Peter J. LeCody, president of Texas Rail Advocates. Harrison County Judge Chad Sims said he met the rail advocate at an I-20 Corridor Study Council meeting.

“He’s encouraged by the amount of dollars that are coming from the federal government for rail programs and he’s seeking support of counties, all along I-20, especially those that have rail like we do — a significant amount of rail,” explained Judge Sims. “He’s asking us to support his efforts to get the state to match federal dollars (for the improvement of rail). So, there’s no cost. This is just a resolution in support of state rail funding.”

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