Brady asks state legislators to seek AG ruling on proposed Texas bullet train

February 8, 2016

Eagle Staff Report, The Eagle, Bryan-College Station, Texas

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, an opponent of a rural route proposed in a $12 billion Texas high-speed rail project plan, is challenging its authority to condemn land under eminent domain. Website Insert Our Name Tells Our Story copy

Texas Central Partners announced in the fall that it plans to build a high-speed railway linking Dallas and Houston with its only stop in  Grimes County. The specifics of the route haven’t been decided upon; company officials said they’re still in the process of working with landowners and getting feedback from the regions impacted by the project.

In a recent letter, Brady requested the help of area state legislators in seeking an opinion from the Texas Attorney General and commended them for their leadership against the project in the recent session of the Legislature. Those singled out include state senators Charles Schwerner, whose district includes Aggieland, Brandon Creighton and Robert Nichol, along with state representatives Trent Ashby, Will Metcalf, John Otto, Mark Keough, Cecil Bell and Leighton Schubert.

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