Texas Lawmakers Protest High-Speed Rail At State High Court

By Michelle Casady (May 17, 2022, 4:45 PM EDT) -- A trio of Republican congressmen from Texas told the Texas Supreme Court it shouldn't allow the developer of a proposed high-speed rail line that would connect Dallas and Houston to take private land for the project.

U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady, Jake Ellzey and Michael T. McCaul, all Republicans who each represent Texas districts where landowners would be impacted, filed an amicus letter on Monday. They urged the court not to allow Texas Central Railroad & Infrastructure Inc. to seize 240 miles of private property, arguing it would "devastate thousands of landowners and the communities in which they live and rob the...

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