Feds Say Texas Counties' Bullet Train Suit In Wrong Court

By Linda Chiem (June 22, 2021, 7:23 PM EDT) -- The federal government asked a Texas federal judge Tuesday to toss a lawsuit from six counties, local residents and an anti-rail group seeking to block development of a proposed high-speed passenger rail line between Dallas and Houston, saying the suit is untimely and in the wrong court.

The U.S. Department of Transportation moved to dismiss an April lawsuit filed by mostly rural counties — Freestone, Navarro, Grimes, Waller, Leon and Madison — the anti-rail group known as Texans Against High-Speed Rail Inc., and several residents claiming the Federal Railroad Administration unlawfully rubber-stamped Texas Central Railroad LLC's plans to build and operate...

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