Elected, TxDOT Officials Talk Transportation Funding Beyond Building Highways at the state’s Mobility Summit

Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff (Pct. 3), who chairs the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, said Monday that he’s doubtful that rail between Austin and San Antonio will be built. But he thinks that something similar to rail may be constructed.

Wolff said he doesn’t know what that transportation mode might look like, but he’s confident technology will provide a lower-cost solution to connecting the two cities. His comments came during a panel discussion at the 2019 Texas Mobility Summit, a conference that aims to develop collaborative solutions for the state’s mobility challenges.

Rail is simply too costly a way to move people around, Wolff said.