March 21, 2016 - Austin American Statesman


CAMPO votes to have committee study a way forward for the Lone Star Rail District and report back by June 6.
A three-hour discussion Monday night by area transportation leaders made it clear patience is running thin.

 Lone Star rail persuasively argued that a freeze might force it to shut down an ongoing environmental study.


The district that has spent a decade and more than $26 million looking into Georgetown-to-San Antonio commuter rail, floundering after Union Pacific shut off the possibility of using its freight line, survived a move Monday to cut off critical funding.

But a three-hour discussion by area transportation leaders made it clear that patience is running thin with the little train that can’t seem to get traction.

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