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Mayor Turner: Bullet Train A ‘Game Changer’ For Houston

Mayor Turner explains why he thinks Northwest Mall is the right choice for the bullet train’s Houston station. We learn about a public hearing on the project. And an eminent domain attorney makes sense of the legal issues still at play in the railway’s development.

A bullet train in Japan, similar to a proposed railway connecting Houston with Dallas.

With the selection of the Northwest Mall as the site for a high-speed rail station connecting Dallas and Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner joins Houston Matters to discuss the latest on the project.

Mayor Turner explains why Northwest Mall was chosen, why he characterizes the proposed bullet train as a “game-changer” for Houston, and how Harvey recovery affected developments related to the project.

Then, News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter joins us to preview a public hearing on the project being held tonight in northwest Harris County. And Justin Hodge joins us to makes sense of the legal issues at play in the railway’s development. Hodge is a local attorney who specializes in eminent domain law.

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