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Buttigieg thinks high-speed rail would be good for Texas, wants highway expansions to consider neighborhood impacts

The U.S. transportation secretary says high-growth areas will need to pave more highway lanes — but that state and local officials should minimize environmental and community impacts.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on March 2, 2022,…
Traffic on Interstate 35 on May 11, 2020.
An aerial view of the Clayton Homes complex near I-45 in Houston on Sept. 16, 2019.
A public scoping meeting on the Dallas to Houston High-Speed Rail hosted by TXDOT and the Federal Railroad Administration in…
The Northwest Transit Center, a park-and-ride where several bus stops converge, in Houston Thursday, February 16, 2017 and a…

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