It’s almost too late to start a statewide passenger rail network in Texas. Rail projects here have no dedicated source of revenue; no statewide projects are being considered by TxDOT. Future generations may regret that our elected leaders only focused on more highway development and left passenger train service on a dead-end track.
Peter LeCody is the president of Texas Rail Advocates, a Dallas-based group that supports freight and passenger rail development. He is also chairman of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.