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Rep. Jake Ellzey Files Bills to Help Stop High Speed Rail
Source: EIN Presswire
State Representative Jake Ellzey furthered his commitment in leading efforts to stop the high speed rail project by filing HB 3310 and HB 3311. Ellzey is concerned with the use of taxpayer monies to subsidize the project and the infringement on private property rights.
Federal agency asks for project pause as Harris County sues TxDOT over I-45 expansion
Source: The Leader News
The plan to expand Interstate 45 hit a pair of roadblocks last week, when Harris County sued the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) asked the state agency to pause the project while it investigates environmental and civil rights concerns.
Proposed High-Speed Train May Be Less Likely After Statewide Power Outages
Source: NewsRadio 740 KTRH
A proposed high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston seems less likely to happen due to February’s statewide power outages.
“It’s just something that’s going to drain an enormous amount of power from the grid in order to be operational. We don’t want to see more homes and lives be put at risk, increased frequency or duration of brown outs and black outs, in order to run a train,” Kyle Workman, the president of the group Texans Against High-Speed Rail, said.