November 11, 2018 - -

WESLACO, RGV – State Rep. Armando Martinez says he is building support for legislation that could lead to light rail coming to the Rio Grande Valley.

The Weslaco Democrat’s bill, setting up a regional transit authority, is likely to be the top legislative issue for the Valley during the upcoming legislative session, alongside passage of a bill to set up a Level 1 Trauma Center.

Martinez, who is vice chair of the House Committee on Transportation, will file a bill this month to set up a regional transit authority. The new body, which will oversee bus and light rail systems in the RGV, will be administered through the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.

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