This past week North Texans representing Texas Rail Advocates and the Rail Passengers Association met with Congressman Pete Sessions in his Washington D.C. office to talk rail issues.
Dallas-based Texas Rail Advocates President Peter LeCody, who also serves as Chairman of Rail Passengers Association, along with RPA Council Member Pat Montague of Frisco and RPA member J.R. Price of Fort Worth discussed several rail issues including the Texas Central high-speed passenger rail system. Congressman Sessions indicated he is proud to support Texas Central and to see the privately funded transportation project take shape under the leadership of native Texans. Later this year or in early 2019, the Federal Railroad Administration is to issue their Record of Decision on the 240-mile long bullet train project that will connect the two largest mega-regions in the state.
As the largest and one of the oldest national membership advocacy organizations for train and rail transit passengers, Rail Passengers Association has worked to expand the quality and quantity of passenger rail in the United States. Texas Rail Advocates is an all-volunteer state organization that encourages the smart development of both freight and passenger rail projects in Texas and the Southwest.
Congressman Sessions has been a strong supporter of public transportation projects in North Texas including those that Dallas Area Rapid Transit have constructed, allowing tens of thousands of commuters to park their vehicles and ride the light rail lines throughout the area.