Lone Star rail on life support after CAMPO vote
The Lone Star rail project, after one last Hail Mary with Union Pacific, is approaching the end of the line.
And after state and federal regulators cross and dot a few t’s and i’s, it is likely that the Lone Star Rail District, which has been attempting for 13 years to build such a line, will shortly cease to exist.
The idea of building a passenger line in the Austin-San Antonio corridor, however, could resurface in a form to be decided later.
On a 17-1 vote late Monday, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization board decided to kick off a two-month process to remove from its official 25-year transportation plan the proposed 117-mile rail line from San Antonio to Georgetown. A final vote will have to be taken in October, but the tenor of the discussion and the lopsided vote made it clear that Lone Star will soon be history… Read more from MyStatesman.com