Author Archives: Peter LeCody

20 Oct
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Union Pacific unveils commemorative locomotive honoring U.S. Armed Forces

October 20, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific paid tribute to the United States armed forces by unveiling UP No. 1943 The Spirit locomotive at San Antonio’s Sunset Station Thursday. Only the 16th commemorative locomotive presented in Union Pacific’s ...

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20 Oct
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Rail or bus? CAMPO greenlights MoKan study from Williamson County to East Austin

October 20, 2017 – AustinMonitor.com – The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board on Monday evening signed off on a plan to spend $500,000 to study the viability of the MoKan corridor, the largely unused swath of right of ...

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20 Oct
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Kansas City Southern reports record third quarter 2017 operating income and operating ratio

October 20, 2017 – TRA Newswire – In a nutshell: third quarter revenues of $657 million, an increase of 9% from third quarter 2016 on a 3% increase in carloads Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) reported third quarter 2017 revenues ...

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20 Oct
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Texas bullet train would boost Brazos Valley economy

October 19, 2017 – Dennis Goehring, Columnist for The Eagle – Most of my career has been devoted to economic development for the cities of Bryan and College Station. I’ve learned that timing and positive decisions will have a lasting ...

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20 Oct
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When a Dallas newcomer pits DART against driving to work, the winner may surprise you

October 20, 2017 – Jay Caruso, Dallas Morning News Editorial Writer – My move to The Dallas Morning News this year happened quickly. It required me to move to Texas a month ahead of my family to start work and get settled ...

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18 Oct
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Houston groundbreaking: 2 million square foot complex to be UP rail served

October 18, 2017 – bizjournals.com – Houston-based Pontikes Development will soon break ground on a 3 million-square-foot speculative warehouse and distribution park near Port Houston. Most of the park will be rail served. JLL’s John Talhelm, who will be marketing the ...

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18 Oct
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New study provides framework for determining ROI in High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail corridors

October 5, 2017 – MassTransitMag.com – A new report released by the American Public Transportation Association provides a framework for assessing the return on investment (ROI) associated with high-speed and intercity passenger rail projects (HSR&IPR). This seminal report called “Framework ...

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18 Oct
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No rail: Amazon HQ2 should be a wakeup call for San Antonio

October 16, 2017 – San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board – San Antonio has decided not to throw its hat into the Amazon ring — a point that has understandably disappointed some in the community. The prospect of being home to ...

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18 Oct
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Hurricane Harvey still disrupting some industries along the Texas coast / rail tallies cost

October 17, 2017 – Two related stories: Railroads, shippers assess damage wrought by two historic storms – ProgressiveRailroading.com – As of late September, railroads and transit agencies affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma were still evaluating the toll the devastating ...

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18 Oct
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Take a sneak peek at TEXRail trains that will carry riders in Fort Worth next year

October 16, 2017 – Fort Worth Star Telegram – BY Gordon Dickson – One of the first TEX Rail cars off the assembly line was publicly unveiled last week during a transit exposition in Atlanta — and Fort Worth officials ...

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