In a letter to Chairman of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB), Ann Begeman, Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) and Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06) voice strong opposition to Texas Central Rail’s (TCR) petition to reopen proceedings regarding the STB authority over the High-Speed Rail project between Houston and Dallas.
“While I support infrastructure improvements that address the dynamic growth of Texas, I remain opposed to the Texas High Speed Rail as currently proposed as it works against local communities, instead of for them,” said Brady. “TCR’s efforts to use eminent domain against the will of property owners I represent will harm our rural lifestyle without offering any direct benefits. I also oppose their efforts to secure federal loans backed by taxpayers, while claiming to be a project that does not rely on tax dollars.”
“Although I support improvements in transit options for all Texans, the rural counties between Dallas and Houston do not exist for the benefit of Dallas and Harris Counties,” stated Wright.
Background regarding opposition to the petition to reopen proceedings:
Click here to view the letter.Tags: Congress, Federal Procedings, Kevin Brady, Petition, Ron Wright, STB Authority, Texas Central Rail