Officials with Texas Central Partners, the private firm developing the Houston-Dallas high-speed rail line, said the rider added in the state senate's proposed budget Wednesday would put their project at risk.
The Texas House’s chief budget writer filed legislation Friday that would pave the way for lawmakers to claw back billions of dollars that voters approved for state highways, freeing them up for other budget needs.
State Rep. Charlie Geren filed a bill this week that aims to overcome the car industry opposition that crushed an autonomous vehicle bill two years ago. But he says there's lots of work left to do on it.
After Uber left Austin, state lawmakers are now poised to take up regulations of ride-hailing companies. They may also look at a high-speed rail developer's ability to use eminent domain for a Dallas-Houston bullet train.