July 11, 2023 - sacurrent.com - 

The governor of the Mexico's state of Nuevo Leon is asking the Texas Department of Transportation to consider building high-speed rail connection between San Antonio and Monterrey, according to a letter posted online.

In the letter July 5 letter shared on the Threads social media site, Gov. Samuel Garcia requests TxDOT executive Director Marc D. Williams to connecting the two cities using funds from President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan. That sweeping package allocates $20 billion in federal funds for transit and high-speed rail.

“Expanded service will provide benefits for both the Texas and Nuevo Leon economies by offering a safe and efficient route from the seventh most populous city in the U.S., through the number one land port in the U.S., to the hub for advanced industry in Mexico,” Garcia wrote in the letter.

Read more: https://www.sacurrent.com/news/mexican-governor-pleads-with-txdot-to-consider-san-antonio-monterrey-train-32152455

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