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TGIF: Texas Legislature bill filing ended March 12, here's lowdown on rail issues

March 14th, 2021
Updated March 18, 2021 - TRA Austin - Update: A number of bills which are being supported by Texas Rail Advocates can be found on our Under The Dome 2021 rail issues webpage Those include a significant bill filed before the...

Court of Appeals reverses Grimes County nuisance suit against Texas Central Railway

July 28th, 2019
July 27, 2019 -TRA Newswire - The fuss was all over a one and a half inch pin that surveyors for Texas Central Railway had placed on a Grimes County, Texas road. This week the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston reversed...

TX House Transportation Committee hears 11 anti-high speed rail bills

April 17th, 2019
April 17, 2019 - TRA Austin - anti-bullet train bills were left pending in committee Into the midnight hour today a special House Transportation sub-committee heard 11 bills that were all designed to slow down or kill a private enterprise building...

Monday in Austin: Bad high-speed rail bill HB 4219 gets hearing

April 6th, 2019
April 6, 2019 - TRA Austin - The following rail bill has been scheduled for a hearing on Monday in the House Judiciary and Jurisprudence Committee. HB 4219- Relating to the enforceability of certain contracts to acquire real property for a high-speed...

Texas high-speed rail's new battleground: sub-committee formed to hear bills

April 5th, 2019
April 5, 2019 - TRA Austin - On Wednesday the House Transportation Committee created a subcommittee that will be the new battleground for high-speed rail bills. Almost all the high-speed bills that have not been heard at this time have now landed...

Bullet-train battle moves toward Texas legislature special session

June 9th, 2017
June 8, 2017 - - AUSTIN — They’re still working on the railroad, but while advocates of the high-speed train linking Dallas and Houston remain bullish about getting off the drawing board and on track, new barriers could loom. “We’re going...

On TV: TRA Exec Director counters arguments of NIMBYs trying to kill high speed rail

May 12th, 2017
May 12, 2017 - - The battle over high-speed rail through the Brazos Valley has been raging for years now, and it continues in courtrooms and the state capitol. As Texans await legislative action, First News at Four invited representatives from...

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