TX-SB 977 By Schwertner, Charles. Relating to the use of state money for high-speed rail operated by a private entity. - Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E1.016 Senate Transportation 04/05 TX-SB 980 By Schwertner, Charles. Relating to state money or credit or a state guarantee used or provided for high-speed rail owned by a private entity. - Meeting set for 8:00 A.M., E1.016 Senate Transportation 04/05 TX-SB 981 By Kolkhorst, Lois. Relating to the compatibility of a high-speed r
State lawmakers who oppose high-speed rail are trying to use a budget rider to stop the Texas Department of Transportation from assisting a private company that wants to build a high-speed rail line from Houston to Dallas. The Senate Finance Committee approved the budget rider 14-1 Wednesday, with Sen. Royce West of Dallas opposed. It will next be heard on the Senate floor as part of debates related to the full budget. Sen. Charles Schwertner has joined a group of rural lawma
Texas Central Partners LLC is fighting state lawmakers' plans to kill its privately funded project to build a Dallas-to-Houston bullet-train passenger service.
Earlier this week, almost 9,000 citizen letters in support of the project were delivered to members of the state's House and Senate, Texas Central officials said in a March 7 statement.
Residents in every state senate district have written letters of support for the project, company officials added.
Late last mon
AUSTIN, TX - A group of key state lawmakers recently filed a slate of legislation to push back against Texas Central Railway’s controversial proposal to construct a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. Senators Birdwell (R-Granbury), Creighton (R-Conroe), Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), Perry (R-Lubbock), and Schwertner (R-Georgetown) joined with Representatives Ashby (R-Lufkin), Bell (R-Magnolia), Cook (R-Corsicana), Schubert (R-Caldwell), and Wray (R-Waxahachie) to file