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#121 John Bredin

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 10:10 AM

Anderson: before you could have even a contingent condemnation, the land must be surveyed. The landowners in question are arguing that TCR has no authority to enter their land for the survey, despite a Texas statute expressly allowing it, because it's not a functioning railroad.

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 10:13 AM

In the past such problems were resolved by acquiring a token railroad company with a mile of narrow gauge track somewhere with a decrepit engine and a caboose

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 10:20 AM

In the past such problems were resolved by acquiring a token railroad company with a mile of narrow gauge track somewhere with a decrepit engine and a caboose

But if TCR did so, the opponents of HSR would post photographs of the lousy track and ancient train online and claim them as examples of HSR as an antiquated choo-choo. It wouldn't fool rail supporters or reasonable neutral people, but it's not intended to.

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 04:34 AM

If you need to own a railroad to build a railrtoad, where did the first railroad come from? :)


Edited by cirdan, 30 September 2016 - 04:35 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 04:35 AM

sorry, duplicate post my mistake. Mods, please delet this post.


Edited by cirdan, 30 September 2016 - 04:36 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 11:39 AM

TCR has posted a section on their website called "Rumors vs Reality"

 

http://www.texascent...ors-vs-reality/



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:13 AM

http://texasrailadvo...ith-landowners/

 

 

Texas Central, developers of the state’s first high-speed train, announced today that it has marked a significant milestone in its land option program, the result of collaborative and ongoing engagements with property owners and stakeholders along the project’s potential route.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:27 AM

This is getting heated. All the anti-train bills made it out of committee and go to the Texas Senate  floor TODAY! If you live in Texas call you state senator TODAY. These bills could not only kill the TCR, but will probably stop any normal commuter rail transportation in Texas if not already built. 

 

 

 

https://www.tribtalk...assenger-trains Passenger rail as a transportation option for Texans is usually ignored by the Legislature without a second thought. Not this session. More than two dozen bills filed would not only marginalize trains for Texas but could kill off both private and public projects.

 

 

 

http://www.ipi.org/i...ral-rail-projecIn Texas, some conservatives wrongly think that opposition to high speed rail is a conservative principle. This is like saying that opposition to trucks, or cell phones, is a conservative principle. These may be preferences, but they aren’t principles. A principle is a timeless truth or proposition that helps us make decisions or choose behaviors. And opposition to high speed rail is not a conservative principle.

 

Here's a link for to the Texas Senate. Calling takes less than 5 minutes. Tell them to vote NO on Senate bills 975, 977, 979, 980 and 981


Edited by saxman, 06 April 2017 - 09:53 AM.

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