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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, in Washington, D.C.
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 Houston on Oct. 29, 2014.
The Northwest Transit Center, a park-and-ride where several bus stops converge, in Houston Thursday, February 16, 2017 and a possible location for the proposed high speed rail from Dallas.

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