Fears of a High-Speed Bullet Train coming through Grimes are on the rise, after the Federal Railroad Administration gave the utility corridor its seal of approval. But the County’s Judge tells Navasota News, there’s no need to throw in the towel just yet.
Though the report states the proposed rail-line could parallel the transmission lines in the utility corridor, and Ben Leman says the FRA will continue investigating alternative routes as well.
While the corridor route could pretty much split the county in two, another would edge by Navasota and third would shave off a chunk of the county’s north east corner. But Leman predicts the final route decision won’t be made soon, as the FRA’s search through the wide birth of land involved will take a considerable amount of time.
In the meantime, he says, there are still plenty of ways you can fight; by writing to your state and federal representatives, and by joining with the many organizations set on stopping Texas Central, dead in its, hopefully-never-existent tracks.