The possibility of having the County of Grimes virtually split in half by a high speed bullet train has local blood pressures rising. And there’ll be a town hall meeting at the fairgrounds this week, where everyone will get the chance to vent.
Grimes Citizen Advisory Group’s David Tullus tells Navasota News, Thursday’s meeting was only set thanks to the efforts of several citizens, including county Judge-elect Ben Leman and Precinct 4 Commissioner Pam Finke.
He says, the Texas Central Railway initially had only set meetings in Walker and Brazos County, though currently they don’t plan to build there, infuriating citizens who are already afraid of losing more land.
Projects like this are popping up, Tulles explains, because President Obama’s recovery act set aside eight billion dollars, making it possible. But he continues, trains like the one proposed don’t have the best record of being profitable.
You can find out more at the upcoming meeting on Thursday December 4th in the expo center. There’ll be an open house starting at 4:30, followed by a presentation at 6:30 and an hour of public comments until 8.
And if you’d like to know more about the Grimes Citizen Advisory Group in the meantime, call 936-242-7165.