Texans Against High Speed Rail has received support from state lawmakers in the ongoing fight against the Texas Central high-speed rail between Houston and Dallas.
Two state senators and ten state representatives submitted documents as part of the lawsuit in the Texas Supreme Court. Leon County landowners continue their attempt to prevent the railroad from being able to take their property through eminent domain. The Texans Against High Speed Rail have a copy of the court document on their Facebook page and a statement from lawmakers.
A few weeks ago, Texans Against High Speed Rail released findings that Texas Central owes more than $600,000 in back taxes in multiple counties.
In part, the legislators write that “unequivocally 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, especially an entity which has no way of actually funding the construction of a 30 billion dollar project.
Among the lawmakers who signed the court brief were State Senator Charles Schwertner and State Representative Trent Ashby, who represent Leon County. Also included were State Representatives Ben Leman and Kyle Kacal of Grimes County.