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Clean Water Action backs Prop. 1

Monday, October 20, 2014 by Mark Richardson

The environmental organization Clean Water Action is endorsing the city’s Proposition 1 on this November’s ballot. Prop. 1 would authorize $600 million in bond money for a start-up rail line, subject to the condition of receiving federal matching dollars in the same amount. It would also authorize $400 million in road projects. Clean Water officials called electric rail an “environmentally friendly, proven, cost-effective, dependable means of moving people around,” adding that Prop. 1  would be the first part of a rail system that, once completed, would serve most of the city and the region. “It is crucial to realize that this is not a vote between this rail plan and some other rail plan,” said David Foster, Texas director for Clean Water Action. “This is a vote between this rail plan and no rail plan at all — at least for the foreseeable future.”



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