In response to the unanimous verbal beating proponents of the proposed high speed bullet train took from local residents at the expo center, the President of Texas Central Rail says a lot of the concerns are unfounded.
One of those, Judge Robert Eckles told Navasota News, is the separation of land which could use elevated sections of railway to remedy the situation, and that he continued is contained in the company’s construction budget.
Several at the meeting wanted to know how TCR planned to pay for the project, and Eckles maintains that the company won’t look to tax dollars to keep the county from being separated.
He went on to stress that TCR has not touched a public penny so far, and has no plans to do so in the future.
Judge Eckles further explains the reason there aren’t currently many financially viable high speed trains, is that most were built for political reasons instead of commercial.