September 6, 2019 - -

SAN ANTONIO - Bumper to bumper traffic on I-35 between San Antonio and Austin is nothing new, especially during a Friday commute. But a proposed rail line between the two cities could ease congestion on the busy highway.

The traffic headache is something state Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, District 120, says is a familiar sight.

"It can take you anywhere to two to three-and-a-half hours, and if there is an accident on (I-35), that's even more," Gervin-Hawkins said.

She tried commuting to Austin during the legislative session, but she said the traffic was too much to handle, which is why she and several legislators sent a letter to the Texas House Transportation committee in August.

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