League City mayor optimistic about rail funding
Fresh off a trip to Washington D.C., League City Mayor Toni Randall is as upbeat about potential federal grant funding to pay for future commuter rail studies along the Texas 3 corridor.
Last week, Randall was part of a delegation of Harris County and Galveston County officials who discussed the possibility with local federal officials like U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land), and U.S. Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston).
It was perfect," said Randall of the trip.
During the trip, the delegation also met with the staffs of U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-Houston) and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Lake Jackson), Randall said.
The reception was very positive," she said. They're listening to our concerns."
Those who met with the delegation were sympathetic to its cause, Randall said. She maintains that the most viable commuter rail route is between Houston and Galveston.
People do understand that this is a critical line and that we do need to start trying to figure out a way to move these people around," she said.
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