series of public meetings being conducted by the Federal Railroad
Administration on the proposed High Speed Rail in Texas will be
taking place in January and February in the 10 counties the rail
would pass through. The meeting for Navarro County is slated for
Monday, January 29, 2018 from 5 to 9 pm at new Corsicana Middle
School on FM 744 adjacent to Tiger Stadium.
The meetings will include
a one hour open house from 5 to 6 pm when members of the public can
talk with representatives of the Federal Railroad Administration and
Texas Central Railroad, the firm wanting to build the high-speed rail
line from Dallas to Houston. At 6 pm a formal public hearing will be
held, followed by questions from the audience.
Railroad Administration recently announced its preferred route for
the railroad, within an existing utility right-of-way, that would cut
through Navarro County generally just east of Blooming Grove. The
high-speed rail project has met with opposition in the rural counties
the railway passes through, citing property rights and public safety
concerns. Navarro County Commissioners have gone on record as
opposing the project.
that public hearing and meeting of the Federal Railroad
Administration on the proposed high speed rail is set for 5 to 9 pm
on Monday, January 29, 2018, at the new Corsicana Middle School on FM