April 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire -

At the April 1st Southwestern Rail Conference, Chairman Terry Canales said that "with the state's population set to almost double by 2050 rail is going to become increasingly important for the movement of freight and passengers."

See Chairman Canales' remarks delivered for the rail conference here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufZmugxuJN4

"Texas should do more for the rail industry and this coming session I would like to change that," according to Canales. "I will be working with the speaker and my fellow House members to advocate for solutions to make sure goods and people flow efficiently through our state and the corridors".

Canales said his aim is to "include getting the first appropriation into the state's Rail Relocation and Improvement Fund." The RRIF has not been funded since voters approved it over a decade ago. Canales said "it's time to fund it and better support the industry. We have the mechanism, now let's use it."