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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
On Friday, state Sen. Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) filed SB 1048 at the Texas State Legislature. If approved, the legislation would prohibit local governments and subdivisions from using Federal Transit Administration money for mass transit passenger rail projects. According to Government Executive, such a bill could stop rail expansion plans underway in Houston and Dallas right in their tracks, and also stymie any future plans in Austin and elsewhere to develop rail. According to the website, Hall generally espouses a variety of right-wing and tea party issues. Observers don’t give the bill much chance of passing.
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