The Battle Over Funding For Regional Rail In Texas

A regional rail system is being planned for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but lawmakers can't agree on how the project will be funded.

"Dallas-Fort Worth transit officials, city and county leaders and some state office holders support raising the state's sales tax cap by a half-cent to 8.75 cents to build an expanded commuter rail system."

"But other state officials would rather use other funds, such as motor fuels taxes, or find a way for cities to divert their economic development sales taxes to transit."

Full Story: Still no accord on how to pay for rail

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