2011 UP Settlement Could Impact Bridge Dispute

EL PASO — As a stalemate between Cameron County and federal officials threatens to stall a $100 million border rail project, federal lawmakers are eyeing a settlement between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and rail power Union Pacific as a means to a potential solution.

Cameron County officials had sought to have the West Rail Bypass International Bridge in Brownsville open by the end of this year. But county leaders are at odds with CBP over who should fund the relocation of an X-ray machine that scans cargo for narcotics, illicit cash and other contraband. The price tag to ...

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