The proposed Texas bullet train would connect Dallas and Houston.

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Copes Hosting Anti-High Speed Rail Session in Corsicana

CORSICANA, January 12, 2018 – Ken Cope, Republican candidate for U.S. Representative in the Sixth District, will host the second of his series of town hall meetings focusing on opposition to the Texas High Speed Rail Bullet Train project in Corsicana Wednesday, January 17.

Cope will lead the meeting starting at 7 p.m. that day at the The Moontower At The Oaks restaurant, 2509 North Business I-45.

The meeting follows a successful town hall in Ennis on January 9, where more than 60 people turned out to hear advice from Cope on how they can more effectively fight the High Speed Rail project. Cope has called it a “$20 billion boondoggle” and has detailed his objections to the project in a statement on his campaign website, copetexas.com.

Cope has pledged that if elected Sixth District Representative, he would do all he can to fight any federal funds for the HSR project. Vowing to keep what he labeled an “ill-conceived scheme” from advancing, he said he would oppose including either the High Speed Rail or toll road projects in President Trump’s infrastructure improvement plans.

“There are some important things that the people of Navarro and Ellis counties – which would be torn in half by the construction of the High Speed Rail project – can do to amplify their opposition and meet the Federal Railroad Administration’s comment deadline of February 20, 2018,” Cope said. “That is what we are going to emphasize in the Corsicana town hall.”

Cope also plans a meeting in Tarrant County to alert citizens there that the Bullet Train project will affect their property taxes, school districts, emergency care services, and the local economy.

Cope is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and retired aerospace executive who is seeking the Congressional seat being vacated by Joe Barton. Information about the campaign and Cope’s positions on other issues confronting the Sixth District can be found at the campaign website, www.CopeTexas.com, and the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/copetexas. Cope is also on Twitter at @CopeTexas.