Houston Chronicle 2/28/14 By Dug Begley 

Regional transportation officials Friday approved their part of a $2 million feasibility study for a freight route along the western side of the Houston area, pledging to include environmental groups.

“The resolution has very specific language protecting the Katy Prairie,” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said. “That is about as plain as we can phrase it.”

Members of the Houston-Galveston Area Council‘s transportation policy council approved spending $500,000 to study the proposed highway from Port Freeport to Texas 6.

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