High-Speed Rail Funding Under Scrutiny By Texas Lawmakers

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - The high speed rail debate is playing out at the State Capitol this week.

GOP Representative Ben Leman’s bill would block high speed rail companies from survey access to private property before raising enough money to complete the project.

He also worries construction will disrupt homeowners along the route.

A group called Texas Central is behind one of the proposed railways that would allow travelers to go from North Texas to the Houston area in 90 minutes.

Texas Central's Travis Kelly called the bill an attempt at stopping high speed rail in Texas.

The company wants to run bullet trains linking Dallas and Houston.