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Officials say TEX Rail on track for 2018 launch

Posted on June 20, 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas — Despite questions about federal funding for the project, officials say they have enough money to begin building the planned TEX Rail commuter line from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in July and are still on course to complete the work by late 2018, the Star-Telegram reports.

If the more than a half-billion dollars in federal money doesn’t arrive before the start of the 2017 state legislative session in January, the long-awaited commuter rail project could face stiff opposition among some elected leaders who philosophically oppose the use of public dollars for passenger rail, according to the report.

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s President Paul Ballard said he has no concerns about potential political roadblocks for the project, however, adding that he is confident the federal money will arrive within months. For the full story, click here.

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