Texans Against High Speed Rail has received the backing of state lawmakers in the continued fight against Texas Central’s bullet train between Houston and Dallas.
Two state senators and ten state representatives submitted paperwork in the lawsuit before the Texas Supreme Court. Leon County landowners continue their attempt to block the railroad from being able to take their property through eminent domain. Texans Against High Speed Rail has a copy of the court document on their Facebook page and a statement from the lawmakers.
A couple weeks ago, Texans Against high Speed Rail released findings that Texas Central owes over $600,000 in back taxes across numerous counties.
In part, the lawmakers write that “without equivocation never did the Texas Constitution or the Texas Legislature intend to give such extraordinary power to a private entity acting on behalf of a foreign government, particularly one with no means to actually fund the construction of a 30 billion dollar project.”
Among the lawmakers signing the court brief were state senator Charles Schwertner and state representative Trent Ashby, who represent Leon County. Also included was state representatives Ben Leman and Kyle Kacal of Grimes County.