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Charlotte O'rourke

GALVESTON NEEDS RAIL!

Have a plan - regardless of design - to get Pelican Island rail. Keep all options open.

Gary Miller

The only option that makes sense is a fly over for truck and cars traffic with a rail draw bridge tor trains if the rail companies think it would generate enough rail income to pay for it. Politicians always like the most expensive plan because that offers the greatest possibility for skimming. Build only what is needed and let rail arrange funding for what they want.

Charlotte O'rourke

I’m talking about government discussing/planning/actions required to obtain necessary projected rail path to go with that flyover.

Do you have a flyover option you like best 1, 2 or 3?

I’m not sure yet, but I will readily admit knowing how much the port and federal government spends on dredging, the land bridge sounds promising .... just not sure of details yet .... especially environmental details.

This is one of the more interesting debates lately, but I’m always impressed by engineering feats ... Whether it was the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, or just the Transcontinental railroads in the 19th century ... the size, scope, determination, and ideas/intelligence/inventions that go into these projects is amazing.

I’m looking forward to more details as they come out.

Charlotte O'rourke

I forgot to say .... only the land bridge option showed rail and its projected path.

None of the flyover options showed rail and its path. The Commissioners may have already done this planning, but it wasn’t shown on the options map.

Anyone with details, please share?

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