Despite cold and wet weather, Navasota Junior High was packed out earlier this month as Texas Central Partners showed off its proposed high speed rail route through Grimes and the Federal Railroad Administration listened to the public’s reaction.
The FRA’s Katherine Dobbs began the public hearing at 7, explaining there were a lot of people who wished to speak and the school demanded a hard-stop at 10, so there would have to be a strict three minute time limit in order to hear from everyone..
But even keeping everyone on a three-minute clock, three hours still wasn’t enough time to hear everyone. And except for one lone A&M student, everyone who did speak spoke against it bisecting Grimes. President of Texans Against High Speed Rail Ben Leman insisted TCP is hijacking Eminent Domain for its own gain.
Speaking on behalf of Congressman Kevin Brady was his 8th District Director, Heather Washburn who said the only logical placement would be along the current I-45 route.
The FRA’s extended the deadline for accepting comments til march 9th. To add yours, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.