Lawmaker’s Bill a Silver Bullet to Stop Train (The Texas Tribune)

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Photo Courtesy of The Texas Tribune

By Aman Batheja

A lawmaker whose district sits near the proposed route for a planned bullet train connecting Houston and Dallas filed a bill Wednesday that could stop the project in its tracks.

House Bill 1889 from state Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, a persistent critic of the plan, would require the elected officials of every city and county along the route to approve the project. That seems improbable, given the opposition in some rural areas.

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