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Perry Lobbying for A&M Official to Take Over TxDOT

Texas Governor Rick Perry attends groundbreaking ceremony for Teletón USA CRIT children's rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, on August 6th, 2013.
Texas Governor Rick Perry attends groundbreaking ceremony for Teletón USA CRIT children's rehabilitation center in San Antonio, Texas, on August 6th, 2013.

Gov. Rick Perry is encouraging state transportation commissioners to tap Joe Weber, Texas A&M’s vice president of student affairs, to be the next executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation.

Bullet Train Failed Once, but It's Back for Another Go

More than 20 years ago, Texas TGV was approved to build a high-speed rail line that would connect Dallas and Houston. It was projected to carry millions of passengers. But the "Texas Supertrain" project never secured the necessary funding and collapsed.
More than 20 years ago, Texas TGV was approved to build a high-speed rail line that would connect Dallas and Houston. It was projected to carry millions of passengers. But the "Texas Supertrain" project never secured the necessary funding and collapsed.

As Texas Central Railway works to develop a high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston, its leaders say they expect to avoid the pitfalls that killed a similar project more than 20 years ago.