A proposed high speed rail line--linking San Antonio and Monterrey, Mexico--through Laredo--will be the subject of high level discussions being held in Washington Thursday.
Whether it's business or tourism, Congressman Henry Cuellar told 550 KTSA News the plan makes plenty of economic sense--with the Mexican leg of the route appearing to be well on it's way.
"The Mexicans are actually pretty advanced... they actually have the right of way already. They already have the permit... they're ahead of us right now" Cuellar said.
The Congressman's plan--admittedly in it's early stages--simply adds a leg to a proposed high speed rail link between Oklahoma City and San Antonio. One of the bigger challenges of course might come in paying for it.
"We can not let the public sector do all of this. In other places, the private secotr has played a very important role" Cuellar said.
Officials from both the United States and Mexico will tkae part in Thursday's meeting--including U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.