Passenger Rail So People Can Get To Work
Congressional Report Texas 28th
On Wednesday, I spoke at the annual High Speed Rail Summit in Washington, DC in a panel entitled “A New Vision for Transportation in America.” In my speech, I laid out my vision for a high speed rail line connecting San Antonio to Monterrey and joined other members of Congress, including Congressman Jeff Dunham, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee.
South Texas has it all: a booming population, a thriving energy sector, and hosts, in Laredo, the #1 busiest truck, #1 busiest bus and the 3rd busiest automobile ports of entry in the United States. Linking San Antonio to Laredo to Monterrey, Mexico by rail would connect millions of people economically to not only the busiest land port in the nation but will also show the importance and impact of bold transportation solutions. It will create jobs, link markets, and ensure a robust economy in South Texas for generations to come.