Dee Kelly Jr. was appointed to the six member Texas High-Speed Rail Commission. The commission will oversee the state's role in a proposed high-speed rail line that would connect Houston, Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth.
Former Fort Worth Councilman Bill Meadows is chairman of the high-speed rail commission. The six member commission is comprised of Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley; Dee Kelly Jr.; Fort Worth resident and interim NAACP chief executive Lorraine Miller; Arlington civil engineer Jeff Williams; Dallas Councilwoman Vonceil Jones Hill; and Dallas energy executive Jere Thompson. The group will operate in an advisory role, helping the statewide Texas Transportation Commission understand how these corridors, which could be mostly privately funded, are developing and how state laws affect the project.