September 1, 2021 - Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News -

For more than three decades, politicians and rail advocates have dreamed of building a passenger train link between San Antonio and Monterrey, northern Mexico’s largest city.

Each time, they’ve woken up with no financial commitments or concrete development plans.

Nevertheless, top Mexican rail officials are back at it.

They plan to begin a $2 million feasibility study for San Antonio-to-Monterrey service by the end of 2021. It will examine the potential costs of building and operating a rail line, and gauge passenger demand for service between the two cities, which are 300 miles apart.

“We need to prove that train service between the two cities can be a success,” said David Camacho, head of Mexico’s Regulatory Agency for Rail Transport.

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