Legislators from US, Mexico to discuss high-speed rail

High Speed Train (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jiao Hongtao)
High Speed Train (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jiao Hongtao)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KXAN) – Several legislators from Mexico and the U.S. will meet today with transportation entities from both countries to discuss the construction of a high speed passenger rail line from San Antonio to Monterrey, Mexico.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Mexican Department of Transportation, the Governor of the state of Nuevo Leon and Mexican congressman Marco Gonzales of the state of Nuevo Leon will confer via video and tele-conferencing, according to Cuellar’s office. The meeting will focus on potential linking of passenger rail lines in the U.S. and Mexico, proposed routes for the line through Laredo, and economic benefits for both nations.

Congressman Cueller said Laredo is the gateway for commerce and travel from Mexico to the U.S. as the nation’s largest land port and the creation of this rail would only further put South Texas on the map.

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