October 10, 2020 - San Antonio Express-News - Shepard Price -
The Texas Department of Transportation is asking the federal government for millions in railroad funding after focusing mainly on roadway infrastructure in recent years.
In a letter dated Oct. 5, Marc D. Williams, the executive director of TxDOT, petitioned Federal Railroad Administration administrator Amit Bose for funding for the expansion of several railroad corridors. This comes after years of turmoil in the development of the Dallas to Houston high-speed rail system and a record $85 billion transportation plan from the Texas state government focused solely on roadway construction.
The request was shared to Reddit's Texas page, where it quickly went viral. The post has attracted more than 1,200 upvotes (akin to likes) since being posted on Sunday and 195 comments.
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