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Old Posted Dec 4, 2020, 1:22 AM
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Originally Posted by kingkirbythe.... View Post
The sole remaining government issue remaining for Texas Central to jump through is approval from the United States Surface Transportation Board, which in its entire history has never opposed a railway project.

Yet the Texas Monthly suggests the STB may not approve it. Really?
What sand hill do they have their heads buried into?

Wiki on Surface Transportation Board

The Board has wide discretion, through its exemption authority from federal, state and local laws, to tailor its regulatory activities to meet the nation's changing transportation needs.
The Board provides a forum for the resolution of surface-transportation disputes and other matters within its jurisdiction. It has the authority to limit or remove regulatory requirements where appropriate.

The STB has 5 members on its board, presently three appointed by Obama and two appointed by Trump. Biden will soon be President. The idea that the STB will oppose HSR is laughable.
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