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Texas Rail Advocates
News Release
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Statement from Texas Rail Advocates on the New Administration’s Transportation Priorities

AUSTIN – Texas Rail Advocates, the state’s leading backers of passenger and freight rail, issued the following statement regarding reports indicating the Presidential Transition Team listed two Texas rail projects among its transportation priorities:

“Passenger rail projects in Texas are critical to maintaining the state’s vitality. Texas Rail Advocates is excited by reports that the new administration in Washington has identified two train projects in Texas for its list of 50 transportation priorities. Both Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Cotton Belt line and Texas Central’s bullet train between Houston and Dallas are vital projects for our state as we work to keep communities and business connected and increase the number of travel options for local and long-distance travel. The economic development generated by the development and operation of these trains makes sense for our growing state. We look forward to learning more about how the federal government intends to support these and other rail projects in Texas.”

About Texas Rail Advocates
Texas Rail Advocates was formed in 2000 to educate and inform the public and private sector on the benefits of the then-newly-designated South Central High Speed Rail Corridor. TRA has evolved into a broader educational and informational resource that covers both freight and passenger rail issues in Texas and the Southwest. Texas Rail Advocates is committed to advancing Texas’ economic growth and enhance the quality of life enjoyed by its people by advancing the development of rail service to its full potential as a carrier of freight and passengers. For more information, please visit:
http://texasrailadvocates.org




Remembering Jim Guidry GRCC Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership


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