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Legislative Components

Legislation filed in both houses of the Texas Legislature in February could lead to up to a 251-mile expansion of passenger rail in North Texas. The expansion would reach across seven North Texas counties. SB 855, known as the Texas Local Option Transportation Act (TLOTA), developed from the region's Rail North Texas plan.

NCTCOG staff is monitoring progress of these and other transportation bills at the state and federal levels. A Legislative Update is regularly updated with news from Austin and Washington D.C.

Advancing passenger rail is the Regional Transportation Council's highest priority for the 81st legislative session. The Regional Transportation Council continues to seek North Texas support, and many cities, counties and other entities have passed resolutions of support.



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