Texas lawmakers protest high-speed rail outside state High Court

By Michelle Casady (May 17, 2022, 4:45 p.m. EDT) — A trio of Republican congressmen from Texas tell the Texas Supreme Court they shouldn’t license the developer of a high-speed rail line project which would connect Dallas and Houston to take private land for the project.

U.S. Representatives Kevin Brady, Jake Ellzey and Michael T. McCaul, all Republicans who represent each of the Texas districts where property owners would be affected, 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 that it would “devastate thousands of landowners and the communities they live in and rob…

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