Monday, June 8, 2009

Kay advocating rail...

Kay was in College Station recently to advocate for a big rail project in Texas (link). Excerpt follows...

The 200-mph rail would have two perpendicular routes in the shape of a "T" -- hence then name T-Bone. One route would operate from San Antonio to Dallas-Fort Worth, with several stops along the way. The second line would start at Houston, pass through Bryan-College Station, connect with the other line in Killeen, and continue to Fort Hood.

"It would give students the ability of getting in and out from all over and give the troops a faster way home from the military base," Hutchison said.

The high-speed rail corridor that would connect virtually all of Texas' large cities and universities is the product of the Texas High Speed Rail and Transportation Corp., a not-for-profit interest group formed in October 2002. The project is estimated for completion by 2020. 

Isn't this basically the same concept that got Rick in trouble with property rights advocates? It may be the right thing to do, but the anti TTC people will be in a tizzy over this. They will have to vote for Medina or someone else entirely.

The Temple newspaper also has a story about this (link). Excerpt follows...
The Texas T-Bone High Speed Rail route through Central Texas got a show of support Friday from U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Temple’s mayor, a vocal proponent, couldn’t be happier.

“I am thrilled … absolutely ecstatic,” said Temple Mayor Bill Jones III. “It’s very positive that the senator sees this anchored in Central Texas - the Temple/Killeen/Fort Hood area. That’s our plan … that’s exactly the way we want the plan to be structured.”

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