District approves termination, operation agreements

The termination agreement with Blacklands Railroad and new operating agreement with Northeast Texas Connector, LLC were approved unanimously by members of the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation Board

at their board meeting Thursday, July 9, at the Sulphur Springs Regional Civic Center. The initial term of the agreement by NETC is 10 years, ending the night of June 30, 2030. NETC has a renewal option for successive periods of 10 years each. See the July 16 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details about this agreement.