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TEX Rail is now full steam ahead

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Colleyville residents are angry over TEX rail implications. The area in Colleyville where the TEX Rail would go through the city is John McCain Road at Texas 26.
Colleyville residents are angry over TEX rail implications. The area in Colleyville where the TEX Rail would go through the city is John McCain Road at Texas 26. Star-Telegram

If TEX Rail wasn’t unstoppable already, a key federal go-ahead has made it Burton proof.

The Federal Transit Administration sent a “letter of no prejudice” to TEX Rail parties, reassuring officials that reimbursement will be made on the upcoming project.

Paul Ballard, president of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, told Star-Telegram reporter Gordon Dickson “this gives us the authority to proceed with procurement of all materials.”

“This allows us to build the stations, tracks, signals, bridges, everything,” he said.

We will undoubtedly hear more opposition from Colleyville residents and state Sen. Konni Burton, R-Colleyville, but there’s little they can do to keep this train from departing.

Once the project is under construction, beginning in July, it would take a gargantuan effort to scuttle it.

TEX Rail is beneficial for the region, and the federal funding helps solidify that.

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